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Author Spanu, Marcello

Title The Theatre of Diokaisareia
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012


Description 1 online resource (221 pages)
Series Diokaisareia in Kilikien ; 2
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Introductory Remarks; I. Urban Layout; II. Earlier Works on the Theatre; III. Description of the Architectural Evidence; III. 1. The cavea; Summa cavea; Praecinctio; Vomitoria; Ima cavea; Scalaria; The 'honour-box'; Other evidence: quarry marks and holes; Balteus; Aditus; III. 2. The area of the scaena; IV. Architectural Elements of the Scaena: Catalogue; IV. 1. Cornices; IV. 2. Architrave-friezes; IV. 3. Capitals; IV. 4. Column shafts; IV. 5. Column bases; IV. 6. Plain cornices; IV. 7. Plain architrave-friezes; IV. 8. Other elements
V. Architectural Elements of the Scaenae FronsV. 1. General remarks; V.2. Observations on individual motifs; Bead-and-reel; Ionic cyma; Lesbian cyma; Corona; Modillons; Coffers; Dentils; V.3. General considerations; VI. Architectural Reconstruction of the Monument: Hypotheses and Comparisons; VI. 1. The cavea; VI. 2. The orchestra and the area of the scaena; VI. 3. The dedicatory inscription; VI. 4. Comprehensive reconstruction of the theatre and parallels; VI. 5. Aspects of construction; VII. The Monument and the City; VII. 1. Building capacity; VII. 2. Urbanistic aspects
Appendix I: Methodological Aspects of the SurveyAppendix II: Archaeometric Analyses of Marbles in the Theatre of Diokaisareia; Özet; Bibliography; Plates 1--54; Colour Plates A-D; Plans A-K; Folding Plans I, II
Summary The theatre of Diokaisareia (today Uzuncaburç), located in the Roman province of Cilicia (Turkey), has been studied within the German Archaeological Research Project directed by Detlev Wannagat. The volume offers a thorough historical and architectural analysis of the building erected in the second half of the 2nd century AD. The text is complemented by an extended collection of figures and plates, providing a detailed graphic and photographic documentation and reconstruction. This is an important contribution to the study of Roman theatres and architectural decoration in Asia Minor
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Subject Architecture, Roman -- Turkey -- Olbasa (Extinct city)
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Turkey -- Olbasa (Extinct city)
Classical antiquities
Architecture, Roman
Excavations (Archaeology)
Sarcophagi, Byzantine
Sarcophagi, Roman
Olbasa (Extinct city) -- Antiquities, Roman
Turkey -- Olbasa (Extinct city)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110222227