The small theater of ancient Amracia

It was constructed on the slope of an earth fill and upon the foundations of baths.

Except from the exquisite mosaics of the baths, the excavations unveiled the orchestra and a part of the cavea of the theater, the proscenium pillar and the parodoi (passageways).

The theater was constructed between the late 4th c. BC and the early 3rd c. BC, when Amvracia flourished residentially, artistically and economically.

It is of particular interest that the theater is so close to the center of the city, and what is striking is the fact that there is no proedria (chairs for officials in the first row).

The most important of the movable findings during the excavations was a golden stater of Philippe II of Macedon, the first golden coin ever found in excavations in Epirus.

 

THE SMALL THEATER OF AMVRACIA IS THE SMALLEST OF THE ANCIENT GREEK THEATERS AND THE ONLY ONE INTEGRATED IN THE URBAN NETWORK OF AN EPIRUS CITY.