A Study of Ancient Greek and Roman Theater Acoustics
Authors: Vassilantonopoulos, Stamatis L.; Mourjopoulos, John N.
Source: Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Volume 89, Number 1, January/February 2003 , pp. 123-136(14)
Publisher: S. Hirzel Verlag
Abstract:Ancient Greek and Roman open-air theaters had re-known acoustic properties, allowing speech communication for more than 10000 people. Here, acoustic properties for the most famous of these theaters, Epidauros, are analysed and compared to 2 other theaters (Dodoni and Patras' Odeion) via computer-aided prediction and auralisation. Novel, detailed and in-depth conclusions for these theaters acoustics properties are derived and presented, together with audio demonstrations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2003
- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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