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, 14 October 2012

Chaeronea (Heronia)

CHAERONEA (Heronia), ancient Beotia, modern Greece.
COORDINATES: 38º29’34.79’’N // 22º50’24.56’’E
TIPOLOGY: Archaic Greek theatre. Urban.
DATE: Late V B.C.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Curved cavea from IV B.C. Some transformations from Roman times.
CAVEA: Facing north.Rock cut.  Earlier cavea 30 m. diameter, with 5 rows of seats, separated by podium from 3 rows of seats. Later cavea, shallow irregular curve, 37 m. diameter, with 10 rows of seats in 2 cunei, separated from 4 rows by rock cut wall.
STAGE BUILDING: Ther´s not remains.
LOCAION: At the foot of north summit of Mt. Petrachos, in modern Heronia, 50 klm. east from Delphi.
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. // Arias, Paolo Enrico; “Il teatro greco fuori di Atene”. Firenze, G.C. Sansoni, 1934.

"This landscape is hard as silence
tightens in his breast his fiery stones
tightens to light their orphans olive groves and vineyards
tightens the jaws. No water. Only light."
                        -Yannis Ritsos-

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