Mieza is known through Homer as one of the cities of lovely Emathia, but to me it the place where Alexander the Great received his education from nobody less than Aristotle himself.
Finally the ancient theatre of Mieza has undergone thorough works of restoration and conservation in order to present it in its original form to the visitor. New blocks of travertine marble have been added to blend in the remaining parts that have been cleaned, and the contours of the seating area and the scene have clearly been defined.
It is now ready to receive visitors. A new parking space with visitor’s entrance has been created since the theater will be used for small venues. The private land on which this theater stood has been expropriated by the State and the area has been fenced.
So next time you visit Aristotle’s “school”, don’t forget to stop at this wonderful theater which unfortunately did not exist in Alexander’s day for it was built in pure Hellenistic style during the second century BC. Its capacity is estimated to 1,500-2,000 people in antiquity and I wonder who many could be seated there today.