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.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Corinth (Corinto)

CORINTH (Corinto), ancient Corintia, modern Greece.
COORDINATES: 37º54’21.36’’N // 22º52’38.26’’E
TIPOLOGY: Greco-roman odeon.
DATE: Last I A.D.
TRANSFORMATIONS: It was restored by Herod Atticus in 175 A.D. Last III it was transformed in arena
CAPACITY: 3.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing north. 63 m. diameter. Maenianum: Ima cavea with 13 rows of seats in 4 cunei; Summa cavea with 13 rows of seat too in unknown cunei. Carved on slope, first steps carved on rock.
ORCHESTRA: 17, 2 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Proscaenium 1,2 m. high. Pulpitum 26,7 x 8,2 m. Sacenae frons 30,3 m. long, it was rectilinear. Aditus maximi 2,8 m. wide.
LOCATION: Close to the theatre, west of Apolo´s temple.
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: From Corinth´s ancient odeon you can see one of the most mysterious and enigmatic places of antiquity, the Acrocorinth hill, the place of the sacred whores.

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