Theater of Epidavros, Greece, 2017.10.15
Theater of Epidavros, Greece, 2017.10.15.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"The theater of Epidaurus stands on a slope of Mount Kynortion, near Lygourio in Argolis, in Epidaurus Municipality. The theater was built in two phases: the first phase is dated to the late 4th c. BC and the second to the mid-2nd c. BC. As it is preserved today, the theater presents the characteristic tripartite layout of Hellenistic theaters: cavea, orchestra and stage building. During the first phase, in the late 4th c. BC, the orchestra, the lower part of the cavea – 12 cunei with 34 rows of seats each – and the stage building were built. The plan of the cavea was drawn from three centres. In the second phase, in the mid-2nd c. BC, the cavea was extended upwards with the construction of the upper part (22 cunei with 21 rows of seats each) and the stage assumed its Hellenistic form. With a maximum capacity of 13,000 to 14,000 spectators, the theater of Epidaurus hosted music competitions and performances of ancient drama."

— V. Lambrinoudakis, Diazoma