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i’m losing the battle with technology, problems with the Internet so you’re not going to get much in the way of a post this morning. So you could old tech! This is the Greek theater in Siracusa, Italy. It is one of two on the island of Sicily, and are the only two I’m aware of that are outside the Greek Isles. First built in the fifth century BC, it was later updated in the third century BC. When the Romans took over they took all the marble from the theater and used it to build their little coliseum about 200 yards away.



Grrrr… — 12 Comments

  1. You need to research a little better before you post. There’s a Greek theater in Los Angeles. I saw The Fixx and Flock of Seagulls there in the 80s.


  2. Sicily — I’ve always been interested in “late antiquity” history. Clearly, the marble was removed. So too was the bronze from the roofs of the monuments of Rome.

    Didn’t it become a Norman FOB, or something like that?

  3. Normana did get to Sicily and tried to set up shop.

    Origin of the Movement to get the Franks out of Apulia. Better known acronym: Mafia.

    Sicilian Vesprrs

  4. I was in one in the Jordanian city of Jerash. The actors would approach stone square on the stage and speak to the crowd and everyone could hear no matter where they sat in the stadium. Cool acoustics huh?
    Few miles away we were shown the “Road to Damascus”
    I picked up a hand full of pottery shards.
    Cool trip.

  5. Jet- They ‘fixed’ something…

    PK- Ah, thanks. I wasn’t aware of that.

    Poli- Yep, they knew acoustics BETTER than we do, and that was without computers, etc.