Plan, Piraeus, Theater of Zea

Plan of theater in the 2nd cent B.C. phase, Piraeus, Theater of Zea

Context: Piraeus
Type: Theater
Summary: Theater; west of the Zea harbor.
Date: ca. 200 BC - ca. 100 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Hellenistic


Cavea with stone seats facing a stage building which extended the width of the orchestra. Orchestra surrounded by a covered channel. Fourteen flights of steps creating 13 kerkides at the level below the diazomata.


Modeled after the Theater of Dionysos in Athens. Design and proportions matched those of the theater in Athens.

Other Bibliography:

Rossiter 1981, 172; Loukopoulos 1973, 51