NEA PAPHOS (Kato Paphos), ancient Cyrenaica, modern Cyprus.
COORDINATES: 34º45’36.92” N // 32º24’25.98” E
TIPOLOGY : Roman odeon. Urban.
DATE: Late I A.D.
CAPACITY: 2.000 ? spectators.
CAVEA: Facing east.
48 m. diameter. Supported in subestructures. Only low maeniana survives. Ima cavea: 14 rows in 5 cunei ; probably Summa cavea had 13 rows in 10 cunei. Hardly restored in 70´s.
12 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Part of the proscaenium and the paved floor are preserved. Some fragments of grey granite columns were found.
LOCATION: The odeon in in Paphos´ archeological place. Odeon is facing agora inside the Asclepium complex.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: 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. // Karageorghis, Vassos; “Cyprus. From stone age to the Romans”. London, Thames and Hudson”, 1982.
OUT OF PRINT: The odeon was in conection with Asclepium complex, so it is thought the building was used for ritual purpose. Similar to Pergamo´s Asclepium theatre, in Turkey. Some pretty mosaics can be found in Paphos´ archeological place.