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The Acoustics of Ancient Greek Odea

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Apart from the world famous ancient Greek theaters, whose acoustics often attracted engineers, smaller closed amphitheatric halls -called Odea (plural of the Greek word Odeion)- had been constructed and used through the Greek and roman periods. The acoustical characteristics for some of them and information concerning their location, use, history and architectural elements are presented. An effort for the modeling and estimation of their acoustics was made. Results of measurements that had been also carried out are discussed.

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