Odeion (Corinth) 2 Archaia Korinthos - Ωδείον

Ὠιδεῖον - Odeion, Stone music hall W of museum, Ancient Corinth
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Latitude: 37.905900
Longitude: 22.877320
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ὠιδεῖον
Place ID: 379229BOde
Time period: RL
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Korinthia
Mod: Archaia Korinthos

Modern Description: The Roman Odeion of Ancient Corinth was a small, indoor theatre intended for musical events and rhetorical competitions. It consisted of a semicircular orchestra surrounded by seating, a stage building, and two roofed parodoi. It is reckoned to have held an audience of about 3,000. Built in the 1st century A.D., it was remodelled in the mid-2nd century A.D., perhaps with money provided by the famous philanthropist Herodes Atticus. A courtyard surrounded by stoas was constructed to the north of the stage building, connecting the Odeion with the theatre and presenting the two buildings as a unified complex. In the third building phase (c. A.D. 225), a fire destroyed the north peristyle and part of the stage building. The Odeion was converted into a gladiatorial arena by cutting back the lowest eight rows of Orchestra seating. The stage building fell into disuse. The Odeion was finally destroyed and completely abandoned at the end of the 4th century A.D.
Wikidata ID: Q25461265
Trismegistos Geo: 1163

Info: Corinth Excavations

(Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies, ascsa.net)

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