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 .

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

The wellness centres of the Romans

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

The theatre of origins

The gods of Agrigento

Moments of leisure: the theatre

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

The Kolymbetra Garden

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

The cult of the Emperor

The Oratory of Phalaris

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The life of young people in Roman times

The ancient port of Agrigentum

From Akragas to Agrigentum

The Roman necropolis

The tomb of Theron

The domus, guardians of private life

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

Vegetation in the Gardens

The provincial layout of Sicily

The Living Almond Museum

Roman affairs

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

Breathing in world heritage together

The sarcophagus of the Child

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum