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Two floors of semicircular arcatures, that once enclosed terraces, is all that is left of the theatre, founded by Caesar and dedicated by Augustus to his nephew , Marcellus.It was only second in size to Rome's biggest theatre, the Pompey theatre (near today's Campo dei Fiori), with a 15,000-spectator capacity. It was a forerunner of the Colisseum, by its superposed architecture and travertin stone, from a Tivoli quarry. It is believd to have been crowned by a third level of arcatures, which fell victim to history's misadventures. The former stage used to sit on the Tiber-side of the building. The theatre was abandoned, then stripped of its material, and turned into a fortress, which probably saved it from total ruin. Finally, it became the palace of the noble Savelli family. It is Baldassare Peruzzi's 16th-century house that we see today, rising above the ancient arcades.

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