Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Esther, ii:1.)--'After these things, when the
wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done and what had been decreed against her.'
The theatre of Bacchus Dionysus is called the cradle of the dramatic art of Greece. Here is where the masterpieces of Æschylus,
Sophocles, Euripedes and Aristophanes were first brought before the Greeks. This theatre was frequently altered during its
history, but when we see the above view we may know that we are looking at the very spot where the theatre always stood. Æschylus
whose plays were acted here, fought against the Persian army led by Ahasuerus in the battle of Salamis. Eight years after
this battle, his play, the 'Persians,' was performed in the theatre of Dionysus at Athens. The foundations of two sanctuaries
of Dionysus have been excavated here, one of them dating from the time of the Persian wars. To the north and rising directly
above this theatre is the Acropolis, and if one could have been standing on the top of the Acropolis when the battle of Salamis
was fought he would have had a view of this decisive conflict between the Greeks and the Persians." Copyright year and photographer's
name are printed at the bottom of the photograph, along with "Franklin Co Eng-Chi."
Stage at the Theatre of Dionysus