The Silence Stages

Since 2005 I have been visiting more than 430 ancient greek and roman theatres around 18 countries, taking photographs and information. These blog is dedicated to all that experience.

Desde 2005 he visitado más de 430 teatros y odeones, griegos y romanos en 18 países, tomando fotografías y recopilando información. Este blog está dedicado a toda esta experiencia.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Iaitas (Monte Iato)

IAITAS (Monte Iato), ancient Sicilia / Magna Graecia, modern Italia.

COORDINATES: 37º58’03.68” N // 13º11’52.47” E
TIPOLOGY : Greek Siceliot theatre. Urban.
DATE: Last IV B.C.
TRANSFORMATIONS: II B.C. new stage building. I B.C. roof in stage building.
CAPACITY: 4.400 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing South. 68 m. diameter, bigger than semicircle. MaenianumIma cavea, 15 rows of seats in 7 cunei; Summa cavea: 22 rows in 7 cunei.
ORCHESTRA: 14,8 m. diameter (21,8 m. including proedria -3 steps-)
STAGE BUILDING: First stage 11,5 x 3 m. Later 12,7 x 6,75 m. Stage building was 23 x 3,25, two story and three doors.
LOCATION: Theatre is 825 m. high, in Monte Iato, near San Giuseppe Jato village.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Tosi, Giovana; “Gli edificio per spettacoli nell’Italia romana”. Roma, Quasar, 2003. // Courtois, Catherine; “Le bâtiment de scène des théâtres d’Italie et de Sicile”. Providence, Louvain-la.Neuve, 1989. // Mitens, Karina; “Teatri greci e teatri inspirati all’architecttura greca in Sicilia e nell’Italia Meridionale c. 350-50 a.C.”. Roma, L’Erma di Bretschneider, 1988. // Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006. // Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato. Rome: SEAT, 1995.

OUT OF PRINT: Iatas ancient theatre seems to be a slate theatre, a crumbling building, an eternal debris, a wayward pebble beach formed by an invisible air wave. I discovered it in the mist, among timid rays of sun that were praying , I discovered it like a revealed mystery, after climbing to the ancient Iaitas city.

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