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.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Pinara (Minare)

PINARA (Minare),  ancient Lykia, modern Turkey.

COORDINATES: 36º29’31.80’’N // 29º15’31.71’’E
TIPOLOGY:  Greek theatre. Not urban.
DATE: Last II or first I B.C.
CAPACITY:   2.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing West .  55 m. diameter. Cavea rest on natural hill and exceeds semicircle. Maenianum: it has only one maeniana with 25 rows in 9 cunei. Ambulacrum is on top.
ORCHESTRA: 14,5 m. diameter.
STAGE BUIDING: It was 29 x 4,5 m. There are good conditions visible remains. Stage was trapezoidal and proscaenium was rectilinear.
LOCATION: Greek theatre is 300 m. north-east from ancient town. Pinara is 2 klm. from modern Minare and 45 klm. south from Fethiye.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Yilmaz, Yasar; “Anadolu Antik Tiyatrolari”. Istanbul, Yem Yanin, 2010. // Bean, George; “Lycian Turkey”. London, Ernst Benn, 1978. // 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: One image is better than thousand words... that´s the only thing I could say if I have to talk about Pinara... look the photo, that´s really Pinara, a place for Lord Byron or Percy Bysshe Shelley walking... and what to say about that intact theatre... you can listen the old verses hidden in their stones... a place for not to forget, a place to leave a little piece of soul.

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