TYPANEAE - AEPIUM (Kastro Platiana), ancient Elide / Achaia, modern Greece.
COORDINATES: 37º32’25.26” N // 21º45’07.90” E
TIPOLOGY : Greek theatre. Urban.
DATE: IV B.C.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Stage building late II B.C.
CAPACITY: 500 ? spectators.
CAVEA: Facing north.
34,50 m. diameter. There are remains of nine rows of seats.
ORCHESTRA: One honor stone seat survives who bordered the orchestra.
STAGE BUILDING: Remains are from after 145 B.C. The stage complex is part of the wall, like Nea Pleuron´s ancient theatre.
LOCATION: In a mountain, up from modern village of Platiana, in Peloponnesus. Platiana is 35 klm. south-east from Pyrgos.
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.
OUT OF PRINT: The site of ancient Typaneae has a real great view over Elide and Achaia land. The remains are not very good, but it´s easy to view the analemma, some row of seats and the stage complex foundations... in that bleakness there are something special, one honor stone seat, one of those who bordered the orchestra is ancient times, reserved seats for priests... it´s really surprising , so little remains but one honor of seat well preserved, the ghost of a priest still dismiss the sunset every evening, since twenty-four centuries ago. You can feel it, a silence lover. In photograph you can see the stage complex that is part of the wall at left; on your right the analemma; honor seat is in the middle of photograph, a little right, yo can see how projects a little shadow