Ancient Hellenistic and Roman Amphitheatres, Stadiums, and Theatres
Way They Are Now
by Raymond G. Chase
This title is out of print
"This book is the product of two indefatigable enthusiasts' passion for ancient theatres.... Its particular contribution is to assemble photographs of some 830 theatres throughout the former Roman empire, from Morocco to Romania and from Britian to Egypt... An extensive photographic record that well shows both the striking basic uniformity of these "standard building types"... and yet at the same time the endless individual variations that make each building unique, an idiosyncratic take on a Platonic archetype.... As this book shows, with its very personal vision... the theatres and amphitheatres of the ancient world... still have the power to fascinate." --
Andrew Wilson, Ph. D.,
University Lecturer in Roman Archaeology,
Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University, England
This is the first collection of pictures of almost all the ancient theatres, odeons, bouleuterions, stadiums, and amphitheatres in existence. Sure to give enjoyment to the armchair traveler, this clothbound volume is also an essential reference for all those interested in ancient architecture.
The purpose of this book is to tempt similar-minded others with a passionate bent toward Hellenistic and Roman theatres and amphitheatres (and temples, aqueducts, bridges, and triumphal arches) to drive the borders of the Mediterranean and revel in and marvel at these ancient glories. It was the pleasure of the drive through these beautiful and generally hospitable countries almost as much as the "discovery" of ruins that beguiled the author and his wife to compile the collection.
Nonfiction. History. $85.00, 9" x 12", 700-plus pgs, 2,000-plus full-color illustrations, clothbound