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Monuments: Aphrodisias: Theatre

The theatre at Aphrodisias was originally constructed in the Late Hellenistic period but its form as it exists today largely dates from the Augustan period, when it was remodelled under G. Iulius Zoilos. At some point under either Claudius or Nero further changes were made to the theatre, with the addition of an entranceway, two side entrances (parodoi) onto the cavea, and further retaining walls. This work was paid for my Aristokles Molossos and his son and seems to have expanded the size of the theatre. More

Chaisemartin, N. de, Theodorescu, D. (2006). ‘Le bâtiment de scène du thèâtre d'Aphrodisias: restitution et étude fonctionnelle de la structure scénique, Pallas 71: 57–70.

Chaisemartin, N. de (2007).‘Remarques sur la syntaxe décorative de la frons scaenae d'Aphrodisias: le rôle des décors en bande’, in in F. D'Andria and I. Romeo (eds). Roman sculpture in Asia Minor: proceedings of the International conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Italian excavations at Hierapolis in Phrygia, held on May 24-26, 2007, in Cavallino (Lecce) (Journal of Roman archaeology supplementary series 80). Portsmouth, RI: 77–90.

Theodorescu, D., Chaisemartin, N. de (1992): ‘La frons scaenae du théâtre d'Aphrodisias, aperçu sur les recherches en cours’, Revue archéologique: 181–7.


Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
circa bc 38 - circa ad 68 



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