ACINIPO (Ronda la Vieja), ancient Baetica, modern Hispania.
COORDINATES: 36º49’54.61’’N // 5º14’25.79’’W
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Half I B.C.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Scene building last I B.C. or first I A.D.
CAPACITY: 3.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing east. 62 m. diameter. Maenianum: Ima cavea with 14 rows of seats in 6 cunei. Summa cavea with 4 rows in 4 cunei. Cut into rock.
ORCHESTRA: 21 m. diameter, paved in stone, there are pink marble remains, surrounded by wall. One step for bisellia.
STAGE BUILDING: Proscaenium with 3 curved and 2 rectilinear niches; there are aulaeum remains, with 6 mast holes. Pulpitum was 29,4 x 7,9 m. The scaenae frons, very well preserved, is rectilinear, with two storeys. Postscaenium with 4 rectangular rooms.
LOCATION: West side of ancient town.Acinipo is 18 klm. north-east from Ronda.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: “Teatros romanos de Hispania” Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, 1993 // 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:
“A cloud in the skydrives to the light...
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