Patara. Turkey. The restored ancient bouleuterion where the elected Assembly (Synedrion) of the Lycian League met. It originally dates from the Hellenistic period, however it was embellished around 2nd century AD during the Roman period. During the Roman period it also assumed the function of an Odeon. It has a capacity of 1400 people. The ancient Lycian seaport Capital city of Patara, was one of the six principle cities of Lycia (Lycian League) and the site of a major sanctuary of Apollo, possibly second only to that of Delphi.
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