• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Odeum See Odeon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n odeum In anc. Gr. arch., one of a class of buildings akin to theaters, designed primarily for the public performance of musical contests of various kinds. The earliest odeum of which anything is known (no trace having as yet been found of the still older one near the Pythium and the fountain Callirrhoë) is that of Pericles on the southeastern slope of the Acropolis of Athens, described as of circular plan, with numerous seats, and a lofty, conical, tent-likeroof supported by many columns. Later examples, as the great Odeum of Herodes Atticus at Athens, and the Odeum at Patras, resembled very closely in plan and in details the fully developed Roman theater. See cut under cavea.
    • n odeum Hence At the present day, a name sometimes given to a theater, or to a hall or other structure devoted to musical or dramatic representations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Odeum ō-dē′um in ancient Greece a theatre for musical contests, &c., sometimes applied to a modern music-hall
    • Odeum Also Odē′on
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

The king of Cappadocia who restored the Odeum, which had been burnt by Sylla, was Araobarzanes.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
Odeum, erected by Domitian, 483.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
It was jestingly said that the model for the Odeum was from his own head.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
Pericles, guided by Phidias the sculptor, adorns Athens; the Parthenon, Propylaea, and Odeum built.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
At that period, and ever afterwards, all musical contests took place in the Odeum.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)" by Plutarch
In commemoration of her he built his famous Odeum on the south slope of the Acropolis.
"Roads from Rome" by Anne C. E. Allinson
From the Odeum came the richest music, pealing forth upon the sultry air, and, breaking into softest harmony, melted into the light.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Odeum was a building intended for the recitations of rhapsodists and the performances of citharaedists, before the theatre was in existence.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Beyond the Odeum are seen some marble arches, of, it is supposed, a gymnasium.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
Close to this Odeum are the vast subterranean passages supposed to be the Inferi which Spartianus mentions.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn

In news:

"Hamlet" from Odeum Theatre Company, Theatre Tulsa.
Hamlet (played by David Lawrence) delivers the famous "To be, or not to be" speech to Ophelia (played by Samantha Woodruff), one of multiple shifts in tradition from Odeum Theatre Company's production of "Hamlet".
EAST GREENWICH — The curtain at the Greenwich Odeum Theater is close to rising, but there is still a good amount of work that still needs to be taken care of.
Because he needed the Town Council's permission to extend the Greenwich Odeum 's property tax abatement past its original deadline that night, Odeum Corp.
Garry Meier is transformed into Herman Munster thanks to the talents of make-up artist Missy Neff of The Asylum Xperiment Haunted House at The Odeum in Villa Park.
The timing couldn't be better, but was it coincidence that Theatre Tulsa and Odeum Theatre Company decided to open Hamlet so close to Halloween and the Day of the Dead holidays.
Because he needed the Town Council's permission to extend the Greenwich Odeum's property tax abatement past its original deadline that night, Odeum Corp.
Chronicle/Krista Schinagl Snoop Dogg entertained an estimated 25,000 people from ROTHBURY's main stage, The Odeum, Friday afternoon.