GALILEAN DRAMA. In 1931, archaeologists excavated a 4,000-seat theater at Sepphoris, a major, prosperous city in Lower Galilee during the Roman period. The archaeological evidence from the early first century C.E.—at the time of Jesus—suggests that the population of Sepphoris was largely Jewish but with some Greco-Roman cultural characteristics. This theater, which reflects a more dominant Greco-Roman culture, was likely not constructed until the late first or second century C.E.—after the First Jewish Revolt against Rome.