Teatro romano


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Teatro romano

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Teano, Teano (CE)

Via Pioppeto

Territorio: Caserta e Matese

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The city of Teano, defined by Strabo as the ancient capital of the Samnites and the biggest city crossed by via Latina, preserves one of the greatest Roman theatres in the world, recently restored and opened to the public. Built in the II century, completely one of the greatest Roman theatres in the world, recently restored and opened to the public. Built in the II century, completely renovated at the beginning of the III century A.C. by Septimius Severus and finished by Gordian, it was equipped with a cavea 85 meters across. The scenic building, 26 meters high, was decorated with three levels of columns, capitals, architraves and sculptures made with the most rare and precious marbles. Behind the theatre stood the temple, that, according to the inscriptions on its base, was probably dedicated to Apollo. Between the XII and XIII centuries on the sunken cavea was set an artisanal quarter for the brick and ceramics production. Teano had also other quite big amphitheatres, mentioned also by Cicero, but no ruins of the latter have been found.

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