Odeon Theatre Seating in Ephesus, Turkey - Encircle Photos

26 Odeon Theatre Seating in Ephesus, Turkey

The seating in a Roman theatre is called cavea. There were typically three tiers. The level closest to the stage and orchestra was ima cavea (the marble rows). Major politicians and the very wealthy sat here. Next, the media cavea was reserved seating for the upper and middle classes. Finally, the poor and women sat in the summa cavea (ancient equivalent of the nosebleed section). The Odeon Theatre only had a capacity for 1,500 people, so these tiers are less pronounced. The seating chart by social class is more evident in the Great Theatre.


Efes Harabeleri, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey


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