Augustus’ well-documented interest for the theatre, a powerful medium for the imperial propaganda, resulted in a significant financial commitment by the princeps, who favoured the construction and restoration of numerous entertainment-buildings (just to give two examples related to the city of Rome, the restoration of the theatre of Pompey and the building up of that of Marcello). This phenomenon can be observed fully in some sites of northern Campania, where the evergetism of the emperor and of the local ruling classes applied to the theatres of Sessa, Teano, Alife, and perhaps also to that of Capua, in an area whose spectacular vocation is already heavily outlined in the Republican era. The paper then tries to reconstruct, through an interdisciplinary approach, based on the weaving of archaeological, epigraphic and literary data, the image of the theatrical life in northern Campania in the Augustan age.

Augusto e la civiltà dello spettacolo della Campania settentrionale

CANNAVALE, SERENA
2016

Abstract

Augustus’ well-documented interest for the theatre, a powerful medium for the imperial propaganda, resulted in a significant financial commitment by the princeps, who favoured the construction and restoration of numerous entertainment-buildings (just to give two examples related to the city of Rome, the restoration of the theatre of Pompey and the building up of that of Marcello). This phenomenon can be observed fully in some sites of northern Campania, where the evergetism of the emperor and of the local ruling classes applied to the theatres of Sessa, Teano, Alife, and perhaps also to that of Capua, in an area whose spectacular vocation is already heavily outlined in the Republican era. The paper then tries to reconstruct, through an interdisciplinary approach, based on the weaving of archaeological, epigraphic and literary data, the image of the theatrical life in northern Campania in the Augustan age.
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