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.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Cassope (Kamarina)

CASSOPE (Kamarina), ancient Epiro, modern Greece.

COORDINATES: 39º08’48.28’’N // 20º40’18.90’’E
TIPOLOGY: Greek theatre. Urban.
DATE: First III B.C.
CAPACITY: 6.000 spectators.
CAVEA: 81 m. diameter. Facing south east. Rest on natural slope. Two maeniana; ima cavea with 23 rows of seats in 10 cunei; summa with 12 rows in 10 cunei.
ORCHESTRA: Horse shape. 18 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: 8 m. depth.
LOCATION: In the north-west of the ancient city. 2 klm. north from modern Kamarina, 45 klm. west from Arta.
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: “In the beginning the light and the first hour in which the lips, still in the mud, taste the things of the world”... words by Odysseas Elytis, a Greek poet; in the begining of the day I found the big one theatre of Cassope.

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