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.

"There is argument about whether or not the cavea was built in one or two phases. Armin von Gerkan and Wolfgang Muller-Wiener, two well-known scholars of architectural theatre studies, believe that the cavea was built in two phases. The first phase was at the end of the fourth century B.C.E., when the Theatre did not have an upper section; only the lower section existed, along with the skene and orchestra. The second phase was during the Hellenistic period, when the upper section was added along with the two-storied skene. Archaeologist R.A. Tomlinson believes that it is more architecturally sensible that the cavea was built with two seating sections from the start, with no significant alterations in design or construction (Tomlinson 89)."

— Joshua Polster, Ancient Theatre Archive