Excerpt from Eighth Annual Report, 1886-87: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of the Institute, New York, May 14, 1887
Since the accomplishment Of this work, the means for which were provided in part by the Institute, the School has engaged, with the permission Of the Greek Government, in the exploration Of the more important remains Of the noted theatre at Sikyon. Although these remains have been noticed by travellers such as Leake, ross, and Curtius, they have never been thor oughly studied, and discoveries Of considerable interest may be expected from a careful investigation Of them. The beauty Of the Situation Of Sikyon, upon a height not far from the Corinthian gulf, its long history and generally prosperous existence, and its great renown as one Of the chief seats Of Greek art, all combine to promise results Of importance from the study Of its ruins. Under date Of Athens, April I, I887, Professor d'ooge, the present Director Of the School, writes: The means we have in hand will be sufficient, I trust, to enable us to determine the area Of the Orchestra and its rela tion to the Skene, besides laying bare the latter structure, and possibly to dig out the arched passage-ways that lead to the diazoma. We have found thus far an interesting Skene structure, showing both Greek and Roman arrangements.
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