Roman Theatres: An Architectural Study

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OUP Oxford, Jul 20, 2006 - Architecture - 465 pages
This book is a definitive architectural study of Roman theatre architecture. In nine chapters it brings together a massive amount of archaeological, literary,and epigraphic information under one cover. It also contains a full catalogue of all known Roman theatres, including a number of odea (concert halls) and bouleuteria (council chambers) which are relevant to the architectural discussion, about 1,000 entries in all. Inscriptional or literary evidence relating to each theatre is listed and there is an up-to-date bibliography for each building. Most importantly the book contains plans of over 500 theatres or buildings of theatrical type, as well as numerous text figures and nearly 200 figures and plates.
 

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Contents

1 Theatre and Audience
1
2 Finance and Building
11
3 Roman Theatre Design
24
4 Theatres and Related Buildings
37
5 Republican Theatres in Italy
48
6 The Theatres of Rome
54
7 The Cavea and Orchestra
68
8 The Scene Building
83
Bibliography
425
Index of Ancient Authors
432
Index of Inscriptions
437
Index of Place Names
445
General Index
461
Index of Persons and Peoples
463
Maps
467
Figures
477

9 Provincial Theatres
96
CATALOGUE
117
Plates
495
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Frank Sear is Professor of Classical Studies, Centre for Classics and Archaeology, University of Melbourne.