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.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Melos (Milo)

MELOS (Milo), ancient Achaea, modern Ciclades, Greece.

COORDNATES: 36º44'15.82" N // 24º25'16.09 E
TIPOLOGY : Greek theatre. Urban.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Shows signs of Roman phase, II A.D. , orchestra and stage building.
CAPACITY: 2.500 ¿? espectators.
CAVEA: Bill against slope. Facing south. Maenianum unknow although Ima cavea has 7 cunei and 9 rows of seats still survives. Four seats shows inscriptions in which you can read that the seats were reserved for some categories of citizens.
ORCHESTRA: 27 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Some elements of roman scaenae frons survives.
LOCATION: 1 klm. From modern Milos, in the road to Klima´s port.
BEDSIDE TABLE: Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006. // Lange, Judith; Bosnakis, Dimitris; “Ancient theatres”. Athens, Itanos, 1996.

OUT OF PRINT: The theatre was discovered in 1814, it is close to the place where the famous Venus of Milo was found. Milo is a Ciclades island, a very pacefull place for a rest, with a lot of magic places where the time seems to have stoped, like Sarakiniko´s lunar scenary or Thiorixeia´s red beach with his sulphur mine, a spontaneous industrial art cementery.

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