We are in the corridors of the Great Theatre of Ephesus. The theatre was used not only for concerts and plays, but also for religious, political and philosophical discussions and for gladiator and animal fights.
Construction of the Great Theater of Ephesus may have begun during Hellenistic times: Lysimachus (d.281 BC) is traditionally credited with building the theater, however, there is no archaeological evidence for its existence before 100 BC. Lysimachus may have chosen the building site and begun the preparation of the site, a process that required 60 years of digging in the mountainside.
A small Hellenistic theater was probably built here around 200 BC, but the current theater dates almost exclusively from Roman times. Constructed primarily in the 1st century (beginning about 40 AD), it was expanded periodically and used continously until the 5th century.
Earthquakes damaged the theater in the 4th century, after which it was only partially repaired. By the 8th century, the theater was incorporated into the city defense system.
Today, the theater is restored and is put to use every May during the Selçuk Ephesus Festival of Culture and Art.
Gladyatörlerin Adım İzlerinde
Biz Efes Büyük Tiyatrosu koridorlarında bulunmaktayız. Tiyatro sadece konser ve tiyatro oyunları için değil, aynı zamanda dini, siyasi ve felsefi tartışmalar için ve gladyatör ve hayvan dövüşleri için de kullanılmıştır .
Efes Büyük Tiyatrosu yapımı Helenistik zamanlarda başlamış olabilir: Lysimachus’un ( ö. M. Ö. 281) geleneksel olarak tiyatroyu inşa ettiğine inanılır, ancak, M.Ö. 100’den önce varlığı için herhangi bir arkeolojik kanıt yoktur. Lysimachus inşa sitesini seçmiş ve hazırlanmasını, dağın içinde 60 yıl kazmayı gerektiren bir süreci başlatmış olabilir.
Küçük bir Helenistik tiyatro muhtemelen M.Ö. 200 civarında burada inşa edilmişti, ancak mevcut tiyatro neredeyse sadece Roma döneminden kalmıştır. Öncelikle 1. yüzyılda (yaklaşık M.S. 40ta başlayan ) inşa edilmiş, periyodik olarak genişletilmiş ve 5. yüzyıla kadar sürekli kullanılmıştır.
Depremler 4. yüzyılda tiyatro zarar vermiş, sonra sadece kısmen tamir edilmiştir. 8. yüzyıla gelindiğinde, tiyatro kentin savunma sistemine dahil olmuştur.
Bugün, tiyatro restore edilmiştir ve Selçuk Efes Kültür ve Sanat Festivali sırasında her Mayıs kullanılır.
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mirosu (14548) 2013-10-28 22:31
Excellent informative note, superb detail photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
pajaran (52636) 2013-10-28 22:50
Interesantan i dobar tekst o pozoristu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana stara arhitektura i detalji na ulazu.
Interesting and good article about the theater, with the given data and history ...
Good composition, beautiful old architecture shown and details of the entrance.
All the best.
arnie (1803) 2013-10-29 3:05
Taken from a great angle, giving great detail to the archway. it wouldn't have worked straight on. Nice blue hue to the shot.
ikeharel (58253) 2013-10-29 5:01
Those walls witnessed the cruel daily-life in Romans era, Murat.
Old arch door is a major subject on the image - but those walls heared and seen much more.
Fine old stuff.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-29 6:46
A fine historical shot here of the place where Roman Gladiators made their entrance to show off their skills in combat. Nicely lit and composed photo showing the fine detail of the walls and the magnificent arched doorway where so many a hero or villain passed through.
saxo042 (37578) 2013-10-29 7:45
I guess the light conditions here were not so easy but you have captured a fine view here with these walls and
and a gate. The textures of the stone surfaces are very attractive. A fine interaction between shadows and light.
rychem (24048) 2013-10-29 8:54
I agree with Mirosu, it is a very informative note, interesting photo with a touch of minimalism, we must admire such beautiful ancient buildings
resat1972 (7362) 2013-10-29 12:02
Merhaba Murat Bey
güzel bir kesit
dar alanda ve eski şartlarda zor b ir çalışma
EstudioChispa (2006) 2013-10-29 12:49
A true oldie-but-goodie! Both the theatre and the foto! The scan job seems perfect, and the original image was extremely well-considered. I applaud your composition -- I never would have thought to use the wall on the left so strongly.
Thanks for sharing "from the archives!"
ourania (32169) 2013-10-29 12:56
a great composition that works well with the title and exalts your concept and the impact it makes on the viewer. You've used perspectives in a very apt way creating an irresistible visual route within the frame and emphasizing the appeal of the dominating focal point. You've captured a wide tonal range and fascinating textures on the ancient walls. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
abmdsudi (43720) 2013-10-30 8:16
Absolutely fantastic shot and the ancient feel evoked out of this effective crop full of intoxicating rustic details, natural stone colours, shades of light and shadows. So much to admire illustrating this architectural splendour of a fascinating place, the positioining & viewpoint and great dof and stunning contrast. but how wonderful to walkin there! - yes there are plenty of people walking there, where the ancient Romans -gladiators once walked. Wonderful historic sight so well capture and tfs, Congrats
Lovely shot and tx for sharing, your narratives particularly informative and educational. Congrats
Miguel82 (24285) 2013-11-05 13:27
Nice detail of that very ancient monument Murat, a tunnel, I like these old stones, high resolution, nice colors, all the best, have a nice evening
jmdias (56185) 2013-11-19 23:34
the indirect light makes the shapes of the gate and its adornments and damages well visible. excellent angle catching the volumes of the building. TFS.
fritzi007 (6157) 2015-01-17 8:19
a perfect photo with very good information that, really a good job, congratulate you!