Flashcards in Theatres - Ostia - Piazzale Delle Corporazioni Deck (12):
When was it built?
1st century AD
What happened to Ostia that allowed a theatre to be built?
Population growth justified it
What is the theatre an example of?
What was the capacity?
Why was the theatre an integral part of new town centre?
Its entrances dual-purpose allowing access to shops, and wasn't separated out.
What street was the theatre on?
Commercial centre alongside Street of Corporations
How was it standing?
How much was the capacity increased by?
4,000 to 6,000
What did the increasing capacity in the later period suggest?
Status symbol rather than for mass entertainment
What did the arches allow?
What materials were used?
Marble to adorn the basic tufa