The Theatre at Soluntum

(modern Solunto, Sicily, Italy)

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Modern Solunto, Sicily, Italy

Theatre Type:

Hellenistic Theatre

Date of Construction:

350. BCE

Renovation Dates:

RAlterations in 3rd century BCE. Abandoned and built over by 1st century CE.

GPS Coordinates::

38.09418, 13.53191


Cavea Width: 40 meters
Orchestra Diameter:10 meters

Seating Capacity:


Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

The partially exposed ruins of Soluntum’s small Hellenistic-Roman theatre are located 20 kilometers southeast of Parlermo on the coast of Sicily. The archaeological site is located high above the modern city of Solunto, Italy on the southeastern foothills of Mount Catalfano. The archaeological remains that have survived to this day are related to the 4th century BCE, Hellenistic-Roman city, which replaced the Phoenician settlement that dates back at least to the 7th century BCE. The Punic name of the town was simply Kapara, meaning "Village". The Greek name appears in surviving coins as Solontînos but appears variously in other sources as Solóeis, Soloûs, and Solountînos. More...

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