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ΡΟΤΑΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΟΜΙΛΟΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ: €1,750.00

ΑΡΧΑΙΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΙΚΑΡΙΑΣ ΑΤΤΙΚΗΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ, ΑΘΛΗΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ ΔΗΜΟΥ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ "Ο ΘΕΣΠΙΣ": €200.00

Diazoma Association: €1,399.69

ΣΥΝΤΟΝΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΗ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ: €1,300.00

ΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΚΙΝΗΣΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ: €215.00

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Ancient Theater of Ikaria in Attica (Dionysos)

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The theater’s location was identified in 1887 by archaeologist A. Milchhoefer.

Excavations were performed in 1888-1889 by the American School of Archeology under the archaeologist C.D.Buck, who revealed the temple of Pythian Apollo, buildings on the northeast side of the area, a semicircular monument for the donors, platforms for votives, reliefs and inscriptions, as well as the remains of the theater. These remains and especially the inscription reading “ΙΚΑΡΙΩΝ ΤΟ ΠΥΘΙΟΝ” (The Pythion of Ikarians) at the threshold of the temple of Apollo led archaeologists to identify the location as the religious and administrative center of the ancient municipality of Ikaria.

In 1981 the American School of Archeology under archaeologist W.R.Biers conducted extensive cleaning works in the area.

In 2006, restoration work was completed in the semicircular monument of donors by the 2nd EPCA, and the monument was restored in all of its height

Name of monument

Ancient Theater of Ikaria in Attica

Category

Theater

Brief description

A limited number of building remains have survived within theater spaces due to subsequent interventions. The elongate orchestra is defined by a wall bent at the edges to the NE and by a series of six marble seats (proedria) to the SW.

Images - plans

There is complete photographic documentation in the archives of the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica.

Documentation - Bibliography
  1. Α. Milchhoefer, Berliner Philologische Wochenschrift 7, 1887, 770-772.
  2. C.D. Buck, Discoveries in the Attic Deme of Ikaria, AJA 5.2, 1889,154-181
  3. W.R. Biers, Τ.D. Boyd, Ikarion in Attica: 1888-1981, Hesperia 51, 1982, 1-18.
  4. G. Despinis, “Neues zu der spätarchaischen Statue des Dionysos aus Ikaria”, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung, 122, 2007, Mainz 2008, 103-137.
Location

Municipality of Dionysos in Attica

Dating

Not enough evidence to lead to dating

General description of Monument

A limited number of building remains have survived within theater spaces due to subsequent interventions. The elongate orchestra is defined by a wall bent at the edges to the NE and by a series of six marble seats (proedria) to the SW. The tiers were probably made of wood and placed on a sloping ground. The cavea was destroyed by a road constructed in the 19th century.

Current situation

A limited number of building remains have survived within theater spaces due to subsequent interventions.

Excavations - Interventions

The theater’s location was identified in 1887 by archaeologist A. Milchhoefer.

Excavations were performed in 1888-1889 by the American School of Archeology under the archaeologist C.D.Buck, who revealed the temple of Pythian Apollo, buildings on the northeast side of the area, a semicircular monument for choregoi, platforms for votives, reliefs and inscriptions, as well as the remains of the theater. These remains and especially the inscription reading “ΙΚΑΡΙΩΝ ΤΟ ΠΥΘΙΟΝ” (The Pythion of Ikarians) at the threshold of the temple of Apollo led archaeologists to identify the location as the religious and administrative center of the ancient municipality of Ikaria.

In 1981 the American School of Archeology under archaeologist W.R. Biers conducted extensive cleaning works in the area.

In 2006, restoration work was completed in the semicircular monument for choregoi by the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica and the monument was restored in all of its height.

Permitted uses

Occasional music events (upon authorization) take place. Visiting the area is possible by prior arrangement with the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica.

Additional information

The monument is supervised by the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica., General Secretariat of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Copyrights

The monument belongs to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture  /   Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica.

Jurisdiction

The monument belongs to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture / Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica.

Latitude

38.095558°

Longitude

23.900489°

NameDateAmount (€)
ΡΟΤΑΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΟΜΙΛΟΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ1.750.00
ΑΡΧΑΙΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΙΚΑΡΙΑΣ ΑΤΤΙΚΗΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΝΕΟΛΑΙΑΣ, ΑΘΛΗΣΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ ΔΗΜΟΥ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ "Ο ΘΕΣΠΙΣ"200.00
Diazoma Association1.399.69
ΣΥΝΤΟΝΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΗ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ1.300.00
ΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΚΙΝΗΣΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ215.00
1ο ΑΡΣΑΚΕΙΟ ΤΟΣΙΤΣΕΙΟ ΓΥΜΝΑΣΙΟ ΕΚΑΛΗΣ100.00
Emmanouel Kokolakis100.00
Athanasios Kyriazopoulos100.00
DRYADES ASS.75.00
3rd Gymnasium N.Smyrni70.00
A. Athanasiadou50.00
Magdalene Chartzanioti5.00
Total
€5.364.69

Expenditures

ExpenditureDateAmount (€)
ANCIENT THEATER IKARIAS ATTIKIS ΕΝΤΥΠΑ ΑΡΣΑΚΕΙΟΥ1.007.00
ANCIENT THEATER IKARIAS ATTIKIS ΕΞΟΔΑ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗ ΑΡΣΑΚΕΙΟΥ ΥΠΕΡ ΤΟΥ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΑΤΡΟΥ1.399.67
Total
€2.406.67
Balance
€2.958.02