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.
OUT OF PRINT:
"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."