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Epidaurus: Comments on the Acoustics of the Legendary Ancient Greek Theater

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The ancient Greek theatres and especially the well preserved theatre of Epidaurus are of great interest because of their legendary acoustic characteristics. In the present paper the history and the construction characteristics of the specific theatre are presented. The differences between the ancient and modern use of it are explained. Important acoustic parameters calculated using in situ measurements are presented. The conclusions show the relation between its excellent acoustic performance and the obtained results.

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