Theatre and Music in Roman Macedonia


This article aims to examine theatrical and musical activ­ity in the Macedonian region during the Roman era. Literary and epi­graphic evidence, theatre buildings and dramatic monuments presentonly some facets of the diversity of cultural life in Roman Macedonia,which we endeavour to reconstitute. At the same time, through theextant scraps of information we attempt to trace the history of Greektheatre up to the end of the Imperial age, stressing the scenic andthymelic contests but also including the performances of musicians,mimes, pantomimes, and other “paratheatrical” artists.