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, 7 June 2012

Palaia Epidauros (Palaia Epidauros)

PALAIA EPIDAUROS (Palaia Epidauros), ancient Argolida, modern Greece.

COORDINATES: 37º38’00.07’’N // 23º09’36.62’’E
TIPOLOGY: Greek theatre. Urban.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Hellenic proscaenium. Roman transformations. Theatre was abandoned in IV A.D.
CAPACITY: 3.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing south-west. 55,6 m. diameter. Maenianum: Ima cavea with 18 rows of seats in 9 cunei. Probably had a summa cavea. The cavea is asymmetric, the wings are cut.
ORCHESTRA: 18,9 m. diameter. A little roman shrine preserved.
STAGE BUILDING: it was digged in 2008.
LOCATION: Palaia Epidauros ancient theatre is 14 klm. east from ancient Epidauros, inside a modern urbanization in Neo Epidauros village.
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: The theatre was dedicated to Dyonisos, the post is dedicated to him, of course it´s a pleasure stage for him that corner of the world. Mountain, the sea, a greek Amstel and readinh Elytis´Dignum Est.

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