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‘Choephorae,’ or ‘The Libation Bearers’…

Loukas Katsaros, the prefect of Larissa, in central Greece, addresses a crowd of local residents who congregated for the much-anticipated inauguration of a new open-air theater that has been built on the site of an old quarry. In his speech to the hundreds of locals who packed the theater’s seats, Katsaros stressed the importance of culture over financial concerns. The theater, located in the municipality of Evrymenon, close to the Vale of Tempe, is to host its first performances this week: ‘Choephorae,’ or ‘The Libation Bearers,’ written by the ancient Greek dramatist Aeschylus.