Flashcards in Theatres - Rome - Theatre of Marcellus Deck (15):
Why was it built?
Propaganda triumph for Augustus
When did it begin to be built?
Where was the theatre?
Between the Capitol hill and River Tiber
What kind of structure was it?
Three-tiered freestanding structure
What theatre opened at the same time as it in 13 BC?
How was the support good?
Reticulate-faced concrete with concrete barrel-vaults
What did the concrete barrel vaults form?
The outer corridor and effectively acted as buttresses
What were the supports faced with?
How did the freestanding nature ensure safety?
Allowed a large number of arches entrances to ease access and ensure social segreation
Who was it named after?
Agustus's nephew - died 5 years before competition
Who cleared the space for the building originally?
Caesar - he died before construction
What was the theatres diameter?
What was the theatre built mainly of?
Tuff, concrete faced with stones in the pattern known as opus reticulate) and sheathed in white travertine