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L’insertion urbanistique du théâtre et de l’odéon de Carthage : un dossier pluridisciplinaire

Abstract : The theatre and odeon in Carthage, excavated in the early twentieth century, belong to two successive building phases of the city but ultimately formed an impressive urban complex with their curves facing one another on the slopes of the “Odeon hill”. How can we analyse the location of these two theatres in the city while maintaining a diachronic perspective? How can we understand their coexistence: were they complementary or did one render the other redundant? Archaeological data help us to answer these questions but remain incomplete, and we require other types of data – travellers’ accounts and archive records from the first excavations – to achieve a more comprehensive interpretation of the archaeological remains. Analysing ancient epigraphic and literary texts allows us also to grasp the mental image the Romans had of both buildings within the urban landscape. Only a multidisciplinary research permits us to investigate as completely as possible the place of Roman theatres in the cities.
Keywords : roman theatres
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Éloïse Letellier. L’insertion urbanistique du théâtre et de l’odéon de Carthage : un dossier pluridisciplinaire. Mathilde Carrive; Marie-Adeline Le Guennec; Lucia Rossi. Aux sources de la Méditerranée antique : Les sciences de l’Antiquité entre renouvellements documentaires et questionnements méthodologiques : actes du colloque tenu à la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme à Aix-en-Provence les 8 et 9 avril 2011, Presses universitaires de Provence, p. 149-169, 2014, 978-2-85399-928-1. ⟨halshs-01280678⟩



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