Roman Theatres: An Architectural Study (Hardback)
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Short Description for Roman Theatres Offers an account of Roman theatre architecture. This book contains information, plans, and photographs of almost every theatre in the Roman Empire for which there is archaeological evidence, together with an analysis of how Roman theatres were designed, built, and paid for, and how theatres differ in different parts of the Roman Empire.
- Published: 21 September 2006
- Format: Hardback 612 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198144694 ISBN 10: 0198144695
- Sales rank: 1,366,689
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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.