Roman Odeon - Lyon, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 45° 45.510 E 004° 49.160
31T E 641485 N 5068825
Quick Description: Odeon from the Ancient Greek, literally means "building for musical competitions", and is the name for several ancient Greek and Roman buildings built for singing exercises, musical shows and poetry competitions.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 2/9/2011 4:09:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMAPWA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
This is among the only two Odeons in the Gaul area, but the largest one that is in competition with the Odeon in Athens. The other one is in Vienne at 30 km from Lyon towards south. Nevertheless, this Odeon is comparatively smaller to the two other theatres at the Roman Theaters. In the past, Odeon was where the poets and musicians showed their talents that was compared and awarded by the people. This tradition is still in its roots kept alive in form of musical and dramatic shows not only here, but also at the modern theaters and concert halls.

The Odeon of Lugdunum is made up of two stories out of which the first one has a domed gallery adorned using a mosaic. There was also a pavement standing due to powerful columns. It seems as the huge semicircular wall was once holding a wooden roof, which was a tradition followed in building the Odeon during the era of Greece and Rome Empires.

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Type of Amphitheater: Ancient Amphitheater

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