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.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Aegeira (Egira)

AEGEIRA (Egira), ancient Achaea, Peloponeso, modern Greece.

COORDINATES: 38º07’42.67’’N // 22º22’40.00’’E
TIPOLOGY : Greek theatre. Urban.
DATE: First half of III B.C.
CAPACITY: 3.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing nort-east. 55 m. diameter. Two third of seat carved on the rock. MaenianumIma cavea: 12 rows of seats in 11 cunei. Summa cavea: unknow number of rows and cunei, although it was smaller than semicircle.
ORCHESTRA: 14,40 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Greek stage was 15,4 x 2,9 m. while Roman stage was 16,7 x 5,6 m. Roman scaenae frons had five niches and a two storeys columnatio.
LOCATION: Part of Zeus sanctuary. In Palaiokastro hill. About 60 klm. west from Corinth.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Lange, Judith; Bosnakis, Dimitris; “Ancient theatres”. Athens, Itanos, 1996. // Maximos, Platon; “Ancient Hellenic theatres”. Athens, 1998. // Maximos, Platon; “Fair competition: ancient stadia – ancient theatres”, Athens, 2004. // Mee, Christopher; Spawforth, Anthony; “Greece. Oxford archeological guides”. Oxford University Press, 2001. // Arias, Paolo Enrico; “Il teatro greco fuori di Atene”. Firenze, G.C. Sansoni, 1934. // Cailler, Pierre; Cailler, Diky; Bettex, Ivan; “Les Théatres gréco-romains de Grèce”. Laussane. Style. 1966.// 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: From Aegeira ancient theatres you have a not words view, you can see the golf of Corinth, the north of the Akrata headland and the opposite shore of central Greece. I think in ancient times the Greek gods mastered Hellas without much effort, counting the hours pass.

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