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Roman Theatres: An Architectural Study
     

Roman Theatres: An Architectural Study

by Frank Sear
 

ISBN-10: 0198144695

ISBN-13: 9780198144694

Pub. Date: 09/21/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198144694
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/21/2006
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology Series
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Theatre and audience
2. Finance and building
3. Roman theatre design
4. Theatres and related buildings
5. Republican theatres in Italy
6. The theatres of Rome
7. The cavea and orchestra
8. The scene building
9. Provincial theatres
The catalogue

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