The public places of Agrigentum

The theatre of origins

The theatre of Agrigentum was probably built on a similar building but from an earlier period, with wooden seats and galleries.
In fact, its position on a steep slope is a characteristic element of the theatres of the Greek age, which were built making the most of the ground below.
In Roman times, the structure underwent a change in layout that meant it no longer needed the land behind, because it rested directly on substructions that made it autonomous.
There were three main parts of the theatre: the cavea, divided into different sectors by the presence of vertical stairs and horizontal corridors that allowed people to reach the seats in the steps; the orchestra, a circular space placed at the base of the cavea, where the musicians and choirs were placed for reasons of acoustics ; and finally, the stage area, created with the aim of giving the actors somewhere they could prepare away from the prying eyes of the audience, but over the years it was increasingly enriched and became a fundamental background element that added context to performances .

The Kolymbetra Garden

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

Works for the muses: the mosaics of the Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

Breathing in world heritage together

The Living Almond Museum

The life of young people in Roman times

The Roman necropolis

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The Oratory of Phalaris

The gods of Agrigento

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

From Akragas to Agrigentum

Roman affairs

The provincial layout of Sicily

The domus, guardians of private life

Moments of leisure: the theatre

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

The cult of the Emperor

The tomb of Theron

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The wellness centres of the Romans

Vegetation in the Gardens

The sarcophagus of the Child

The theatre of origins

The ancient port of Agrigentum

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods