In the ancient Greek theater, you better speak up. Some plays sat up to fourteen thousand in the audience, so acoustics can be a challenge when you're playing Achilles comforting Priam on the death of Hector.
From the center stage of these theaters on the coast of Greece the early Christians took the word 'katekhein' which, in reference to the theaters, meant to "echo down" or to "resound in the ears". Because for thousands of years, from the death of Christ in 33 AD until the invention of the movable-type printing press in the 1400's, Christianity was a lot like the theater. The 'soul' of the Christian message lived in the sound.Read More