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  Epidaurus - LoveToKnow 1911
Among the objects of interest described by Pausanias as extant in Epidaurus are the image of Athena Cissaea in the Acropolis, the temple of Dionysus and Artemis, a shrine of Aphrodite, statues of Asclepius and his wife Epione, and a temple of Hera.
It was abandoned during the middle ages; its inhabitants took posession of the promontory of Minoa, turned it into an island, and built and fortified thereon the city of Monembasia, which became the most flourishing of all the towns in the Morea, and gave its name to the well-known Malmsey or Malvasia wine.
A third Epidaurus was situated in Illyricum, on the site of the present Ragusa Vecchia; but it is not mentioned till the time of the civil wars of Pompey and Caesar, and has no special interest.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Epidaurus   (1922 words)

The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the ancient world.
A mortal physician deified by Zeus after his death for retrieving a patient from the underworld, Asklepios was typically depicted clutching a staff and flanked by a dog and a serpent - common symbols of wisdom.
The Roman Odeion at Epidaurus, with its semicircular orchestra and the substructure of the seats.
www.grisel.net /epidaurus.htm   (472 words)

  Epidaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epidaurus (Epidauros) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece at the Saronic Gulf.
Reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo's son, Asklepios the healer, Epidaurus was known for his sanctuary situated about five miles from the town, as well as its theater, which is once again in use today.
As is usual for Greek theaters (and as opposed to Roman ones), the view on a lush landscape behind the skene is an integral part of the theater itself and is not to be obscured.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Epidaurus.html   (509 words)

 Helenic Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Part of Epidaurus, a small city-state during the Classical period, it was located on the nearby western coast of the Saronic Gulf, where the village of Old Epidaurus stands today.
The architecture of the stage of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus shows that it was built for staging drama of the conventional kind that emerged in Athens during the 5th century BC.
Pausanias visited the Theatre of Epidaurus in the mid 2nd century AD, which is to say at least four centuries after the completion of the second phase of construction, and expressed his unbounded admiration for its symmetry and beauty.
www.hellenicfestival.gr /site/places/epidaurus_en.php   (1576 words)

 Epidaurus (BiblePlaces.com)
Apollo was worshiped on the site in Geometric times, but with the rise of his son Aesclepius (god of healing and medicine) in the Archaic period, Epidaurus came to be known as the “birthplace” of Aesclepius (ca.
The Theater at the Asklepieion at Epidaurus (Foundation of the Hellenic World) A website devoted to the theater, offering information, a picture gallery, and a 3D reconstruction.
Epidaurus (Personal Website) Provides several annotated photos of the site.
www.bibleplaces.com /epidaurus.htm   (353 words)

Epidaurus (Epidauros, Greek Επίδαυρος;) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece at the Saronic Gulf.
Epidaurus was independent of Argos and not included in Argolis until the time of the Romans.
The cult of Asklepios at Epidaurus is attested in the 6th century BC when the older hill-top sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas was no longer spacious enough.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/Epidaurus.html   (521 words)

 Greece - Epidaurus
The cult of Asclepius first began there in the 6th century B.C., but the principal monuments, particularly the theatre which is rightfully considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture, date from the 4th century.
In 1984, the task of rescuing the sanctuary from decay as well as improving its presentation as a whole, while organizing an instructive and controlled route for the large number of visitors, was undertaken by the Committee for the Preservation of the Epidaurus Monuments.
Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John "the Theologian" and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos
worldheritage.heindorffhus.dk /frame-GreeceEpidaurus.htm   (425 words)

Epidaurus was built round the 3d Century BC and it is adorned with a multitude of buildings most famous of which is the ancient Theater of Epidaurus.
The view, aesthetics, and acoustics of the theater are breathtaking, as is the feeling I got when I sat on the ancient limestone stone seat--high up--and thought of all the ancients that might have shared this seat with me. The theater is still in use today with frequent plays, concerts, and festivals.
The site at Epidaurus is exposed to the elements (sun rays) and the climb through it can be challenging at times (though not as rough as Mycene), so proper attire is advised (sneakers-head gear-sunglasses), and a good supply of water and film as they are commodities not easily obtained once there.
www.greeklandscapes.com /greece/epidaurus.html   (608 words)

 Epidaurus Greece: Travel guide to Epidaurus, Peloponnese
The venue for these performances is the ancient theater of Epidaurus where it is know throughout time for its perfect acoustics.
The main archaeological site at Epidaurus is its ancient theatre, one of the many Greek achievements in terms of ancient construction.
This is true especially about tourism in Epidaurus, where visitors can attend a classical theatre, a tragedy or a comedy performance at the Theatre of Epidaurus and its Summer Drama Festival.
www.greeka.com /peloponnese/epidaurus   (337 words)

 Archaeological Site of Epidaurus - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
This site was one of the most comprehensively sign-posted and hence easiest to understand (though I suspect you could study it for many years and never get it all) of all the places in Greece we visited.
The amphitheatre boasts great acoustics and is one of the best preserved ancient sites anywhere, and the rest of the archaeological area is very interesting as well, especially when you hear about the history of Epidauros as a kind of ancient spa and medical resort that featured hotels, hospitals, and bathrooms.
Epidaurus is one of the most renowned of Greece’s ancient sites and regular buses runs between Nafplion and Epidarus making the “sanctuary of Asclepius” easily accessible.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/epidaurus.html   (713 words)

 Epidaurus Theatre History
On the west side of Mt. Kynortion in northeastern Peloponnesus is the Theatre at Epidaurus.
In Epidaurus during the fifth century B.C.E., the cult of Asklepios, the god of healing, held athletic and artistic contests (which included Rhapsodes and possibly religious dramas) that took place not in a theatre building, but in the open sanctuary of Asklepios.
Unlike the theatre in Athens, the Theatre of Epidaurus had no obstructions with other buildings or cliffs, so the auditorium could be perfectly symmetrical (Lawrence 365).
www.whitman.edu /theatre/theatretour/epidaurus/introduction/epidaurus.intro2.htm   (1496 words)

 Epidaurus Greece - its ampitheatre, festival & miraculous cures - IndigoGuide
Epidaurus is one of the most important ancient sites in Greece, with an almost perfectly preserved amphitheatre built 2,500 years ago and still hosting Greek dramas today.
According to Greek mythology Epidaurus was the birthplace of Asclepius, the god of healing and son of Apollo.
The site later became one of the most important centres of healing in the ancient world and by the 4th century BC the sick were travelling from far and wide to seek medical and mystical cures at the sanctuary dedicated to Asclepius.
www.indigoguide.com /greece/epidaurus.htm   (560 words)

 Sanctuary of Asklepios at Ancient Epidaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cult is attested as early as the 6th century B.C. when the hill-top sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas was no longer spacious enough for the public worship of the Epidaurus city-state.
The excavations were resumed from 1948 to 1951, and have been continued since 1974, mainly in the sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas.
In 1984, the task of rescuing the sanctuary from decay as well as improving its presentation as a whole, while organizing an instructive and controlled route for the large number of visitors, was undertaken by the Committee for the Preservation of the Epidaurus Monuments.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21104a/e211da03.html   (295 words)

 EPIDAURUS - Online Information article about EPIDAURUS
The sacred road from Epidaurus, which is flanked by tombs, approaches the precinct through a gateway or See also:
case, the theatre at Epidaurus ranks as the most typical of Greek theatres, both from the simplicity of its plan and the beauty of its proportions.
The ruins of Epidaurus are to be seen at the place now called Palaea Monemvasia.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /EMS_EUD/EPIDAURUS.html   (2537 words)

 The theatre of The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The theatre of The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
he theatre of the Asklepieion of Epidaurus is the ideal specimen of the achievements and experience of the ancient Greeks on theatre construction.
In 1988, the Comittee for the Preservation of the Epidaurus Monuments, including scientists of the Ministry of Culture and Universities, started a program of conservation works at the theatre to solve a series of specific problems concerning the wear caused by the thousands of visitors.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21104n/e211dn02.html   (427 words)

 Epidaurus Project Symposium on Healing Design   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Epidaurus Project Symposium on Healing Design, in progress since 2001, is designed to address design principles having to do with making a healthcare facility patient centered.
Architectural design and program design are critical elements that work in concert to allow the patient to serve as the focus of every encounter within the health care system, to make every encounter a healing encounter.
The Epidaurus Project brings together architects, designers, healthcare policy makers, and bioethicists to examine the challenges and principles of patient centeredness.
hsa.usuhs.mil /epidaurus   (162 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Epidaurus
For that purpose, I recreated the audience seats of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus on stage as a stage set and had actors, who were portrayed as the audience...
The cause of the fire, on the road from Corinth to Epidaurus, was unclear.
An example is the work that Dimitris Charisiadis took of the Epidaurus Festival from 1954-1966 (he was the appointed photographer of the National Theater).
conservation.mongabay.com /files/Epidaurus.htm   (696 words)

 Epidaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epidaurus were possibly a studio project only, assembled for the recording of "Earthly Paradise" in 1977.
Epidaurus' music was also graced by the highly talented vocals of Christiane Ward.
Her singing style was in the mould of Jenny Kaagman (Earth and Fire) or Jo Meek (Catapilla, Julian Jay Savarin).
www.alexgitlin.com /npp/epid.htm   (180 words)

 Epidaurus Mainland Greece Tours
Epidaurus is one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in all of Greece and should not be missed!
Home of the 3rd Century theater, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were performed at the now ancient theatre of Epidaurusuntil the 4th century BC and then revived in 1955 with the Epidavros festival that takes place during July and August.
Visit Mycenae, the plain of Argos, the bay of Nafplio, and the theatre of Epidaurus (famous for its remarkable acoustics).
www.magicaljourneys.com /MainlandTours/toursepidaurus.html   (325 words)

 Epidaurus Festival, Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Euripides' Hippolytus was presented at Epidaurus at dusk, and an owl, as if replacing the third bell, marked the beginning of the performance.
All those people came to the theatre for Sophocles, and if this doesn't mean something, what does?' The Epidaurus Festival confirmed the revival of Aristophanes which was first started at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 1956, and continued one year later at Epidaurus with Lysistrata.
The year 1975 was a great one for Epidaurus: the National Theatre's monopoly was broken and the gates of the theatre were flung open for other companies as well.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/MAY2005/Epidaurus_Festival.htm   (1254 words)

 Structure of the Greek Theater
The theater in Epidaurus, discussed below, was near the sanctuary of Asklepios, god of healing.
Many of these theaters were built in relatively open areas with lovely vistas, and the view from the Delphi theater is truly breathtaking.
Stairs mounting to the highest levels divide the sections of seats into wedges; at Epidaurus there are 55 semi-circular rows, providing an estimated seating capacity of 12,000-14,000.
www.cnr.edu /home/bmcmanus/tragedy_theater.html   (1088 words)

 Epidaurus and Nafplio
After Epidaurus we then went to the Palamidi Fortress, one of the modern sites on our trip (seventeenth century).
Up in the cheap seats in the theatre, where the sound and view are still good.
In contrast to the excellent condition of the nearby theatre, the rest of ancient Epidaurus is mostly at weed level.
www.cord.edu /faculty/andersod/120505.html   (341 words)

 Theater at Epidaurus - Picture - MSN Encarta
Theater at Epidaurus - Picture - MSN Encarta
This theater in Epidaurus, Greece, was designed by Polyclitus the Younger around 350 bc.
A late classical structure, it featured stone benches instead of the wood benches found in earlier theater construction.
encarta.msn.com /media_461524347/Theater_at_Epidaurus.html   (40 words)

 Epidaurus - Picture - MSN Encarta
In ancient Greece, plays were performed at festivals held in honour of the god of wine, Dionysus.
The theatre in the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus (pictured here) was built by Polyclitus the Younger in the 4th century bc.
The Epidaurus site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1988.
uk.encarta.msn.com /media_121618223_761572872_-1_1/Epidaurus.html   (60 words)

 Epidaurus (Epídhavros), Greece. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EPIDAURUS is a major Greek site (daily: summer 8.30am–9pm; winter 8am–5pm; €4.50), visited for its stunning ancient theatre, built by Polykleitos in the fourth century BC.
With its extraordinary acoustics, this has become a very popular venue for the annual Athens Festival productions of Classical drama which are staged on Friday and Saturday nights from June through until the last weekend in August.
Most people take in Epidaurus as a day-trip, though there is a hotel at the site – the unattractive and expensive Xenia (tel 07530/22 005, fax 22 219; April–Oct; prices differ by season).
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/greece/epidaurus_(epidhavros)   (150 words)

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