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, 18 May 2011

Aqua Neri - Neriomagus (Néris-les-Bains)

AQUAE NERI – NERIOMAGUS (Néris-les-Bains), ancient Gallia Aquitania, modern France.

COORDINATES: 46º17’23.53’’ N // 2º39’29.38’’ E
TIPOLOGY: Gallo-roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Last first I A.D. or first II A.D.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Probable the theatre had a first phase.
CAVEA: Facing south-west. 96 m. diameter. It´s only visible the artificial hill which supported the cavea.
ORCHESTRA: 40 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: There is not remains.
LOCATION: It´s in the meddle of modern Neris-les-Bains, about 210 klm west from Lyon.
ME BEDSIDE TABLE: Grenier, Albert; “Manuel d’archeologie Gallo-Romain”. Paris, Éditions A. Et J. Picard, 1958. // Landes, Christian (Ed.); “Le gout du theatre a Rome et en Gaule romaine”. Musée de Lattes, 1989. // 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: Neris-les-Bains´ ancient theatre is an invisible trace. You can imagine it for the little promontory. Now where the row of steps were there are trees and wooden seats, in them old people spend the morning and little children play the evenings. A Gallo-roman theatre, that means a theatre-amphitheatre where actor´s plays lived with beast games; but now, from the Neriomagus arena do not run any bull or wolf, only a child behind a bike.

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