Corinth the Centenary 1896 1996

Great Bath on the Lechaion Road 4.0 60.00 64.00 62.00 1.9 2.2 2.64 3.5 / 4.5 3.5 / 3.8 3.5 / 5. North of the Theater 2.10 1.80 1.34 3.56 1.5 / 2.5 1.4 / 3.8 1.8 / 6. North of the Theater 57.20 1.75 3.64 4.0 3.70 2.08 2.5 7.

Author: Charles K. Williams

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 0876610203

Category: History

Page: 473

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These twenty-six papers are taken from a symposium held in Athens in 1996 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American School of Classical Studies excavations at Corinth.

The Great Bath on the Lechaion Road

This book is a valuable resource for archaeologists and ancient historians, especially those interested in the details of one of Rome s favorite pastimes: public bathing."

Author: Jane C. Biers

Publisher: Amer School of Classical

ISBN: 0876611714

Category: History

Page: 112

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The large Roman bath situated on the Lechaion Road must have been conspicuous in the architecture of ancient Corinth at the beginning of the third century A.D. and for several centuries afterward. The author relates the history of the site and its excavation, most recently in 1968, and discusses in detail the remains of the entrance court with its two-story marble facade, three major rooms of the interior, and adjacent service areas. The monumental facade, which employed a variety of colored marbles and carved ornament, is a notable addition to our knowledge of Roman architecture in Greece. The fragments are illustrated in photographs, and the reconstruction is presented in detailed drawings. Plan and elevation drawings of the interior spaces contribute information on design and structure of bath buildings of the period. This book is a valuable resource for archaeologists and ancient historians, especially those interested in the details of one of Rome's favorite pastimes: public bathing.

Corinth in Late Antiquity

Lechaion Road, which are sometimes called the Baths of Eurykles. Just like the Great Bath on the Lechaion Road farther north, they were supplied with water from Peirene. Pausanias (2.3.5) mentions baths built at Corinth by Roman Spartan ...

Author: Amelia R. Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786733580

Category: History

Page: 368

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Late antique Corinth was on the frontline of the radical political, economic and religious transformations that swept across the Mediterranean world from the second to sixth centuries CE. A strategic merchant city, it became a hugely important metropolis in Roman Greece and, later, a key focal point for early Christianity. In late antiquity, Corinthians recognised new Christian authorities; adopted novel rites of civic celebration and decoration; and destroyed, rebuilt and added to the city's ancient landscape and monuments. Drawing on evidence from ancient literary sources, extensive archaeological excavations and historical records, Amelia Brown here surveys this period of urban transformation, from the old Agora and temples to new churches and fortifications. Influenced by the methodological advances of urban studies, Brown demonstrates the many ways Corinthians responded to internal and external pressures by building, demolishing and repurposing urban public space, thus transforming Corinthian society, civic identity and urban infrastructure. In a departure from isolated textual and archaeological studies, she connects this process to broader changes in metropolitan life, contributing to the present understanding of urban experience in the late antique Mediterranean.

Assembling Early Christianity

Giallo antico made its way to Corinth in the second century and was used in the construction of the Great Bath on the Lechaion Road.21 The construction materials used in the Great Bath also clue us in to other routes that brought ...

Author: Cavan W. Concannon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107194298

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The story of a forgotten early Christian bishop and his emergent network of churches along ancient Mediterranean trade routes.

The Building Program of Herod the Great

17: The Great Bath on the Lechaion Road (Princeton, 1985), 63. 51. Bowersock, “Eurycles” (supra, n. 41), 1 12-14 (bibliography, p. 112); see also Niese, “Eurykles” (#5), in RE 11 (1907): 1330–31 (called “inaccurate” by Bowersock).

Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209343

Category: Architecture

Page: 351

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"Roller has brought together the evidence for Herod's buildings in a convenient compass and interprets it as a whole in order to enrich our understanding of the enigmatic king himself."—Glen Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study

Corinth The First City of Greece

Bath on the Lechaion Road, the West Shops, and the Sanctuary of Isis at Kenchreai (Plans 1 and 2). ... The Great Bath on the Lechaion Road likewise suffered catastrophic damage that should be attributed to an earthquake or earthquakes.

Author: Richard M. Rothaus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004301498

Category: Social Science


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This book addresses cult and religion in the city of Corinth from the 4th to 7th centuries of our era. The work incorporates and synthesizes all available evidence, literary, archaeological and other. The interaction and conflict between Christian and non-Christian activity is placed into its urban context and seen as simultaneously existing and overlapping cultural activity. Late antique religion is defined as cult-based rather than doctrinally-based, and thus this volume focuses not on what people believed, but rather what they did. An emphasis on cult activity reveals a variety of types of interaction between groups, ranging from confrontational events at dilapidated polytheist cult sites, to full polysemous and shared cult activity at the so-called "Fountain of the Lamps." Non-Christian traditions are shown to have been recognized and viable through the sixth century. The tentative conclusion is drawn that a clear definition of "pagan" and "Christian" begins at an urban level with the Christian re-monumentalization of Corinth with basilicas. The disappearance of "pagan" cult is best attributed to the development of a new city socially and physically based in Christianity, rather than any purely "religious" development.

Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology

Along with the temple, Roman remains (evidently of the great bath on the Lechaion Road) were noted by *Spon and *Wheler (1676), *Chandler (1776), *Leake and Dodwell (1801-6). In 1766 *Stuart made excellent drawings of the temple.

Author: Nancy Thomson de Grummond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134268542

Category: History

Page: 1330

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With 1,125 entries and 170 contributors, this is the first encyclopedia on the history of classical archaeology. It focuses on Greek and Roman material, but also covers the prehistoric and semi-historical cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean, the Etruscans, and manifestations of Greek and Roman culture in Europe and Asia Minor. The Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology includes entries on individuals whose activities influenced the knowledge of sites and monuments in their own time; articles on famous monuments and sites as seen, changed, and interpreted through time; and entries on major works of art excavated from the Renaissance to the present day as well as works known in the Middle Ages. As the definitive source on a comparatively new discipline - the history of archaeology - these finely illustrated volumes will be useful to students and scholars in archaeology, the classics, history, topography, and art and architectural history.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology

Of course, there is no way to verify this number archaeologically, but it nevertheless gives a sense of the overall ... One of the city's largest and most important bathing facilities, the Great Bath on the Lechaion Road (about 2,500 ...

Author: David K. Pettegrew

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199369041

Category: History

Page: 707

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"This handbook brings together work by leading scholars of the archaeology of early Christianity in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions. The 34 essays to this volume ground the history, culture, and society of the first seven centuries of Christianity in the latest currents of archaeological method, theory, and research."--

Histories of Peirene

The last two were due south and north, respectively, of the remains of the Great Bath on the Lechaion Road, which were still visible among the modern dwellings. It is important to understand that there was no overflow drain from Peirene ...

Author: Betsey Ann Robinson

Publisher: ASCSA

ISBN: 9780876619650

Category: Architecture

Page: 386

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The Peirene Fountain as described by its first excavator, Rufus B. Richardson, is the most famous fountain of Greece. Here is a retrospective of a wellspring of Western civilization, distinguished by its long history, service to a great ancient city, and early identification as the site where Pegasus landed and was tamed by the hero Bellerophon. Spanning three millennia and touching a fourth, Peirene developed from a nameless spring to a renowned source of inspiration, from a busy landmark in Classical Corinth to a quiet churchyard and cemetery in the Byzantine era, and finally from free-flowing Ottoman fountains back to the streams of the source within a living ruin. These histories of Peirene as a spring and as a fountain, and of its watery imagery, form a rich cultural narrative whose interrelations and meanings are best appreciated when studied together. The author deftly describes the evolution of the Fountain of Peirene framed against the underlying landscape and its ancient, medieval, and modern settlement, viewed from the perspective of Corinthian culture and spheres of interaction. Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation. Winner of the 2011 Prose Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in the category of Archaeology/Anthropology. The Prose Awards are given annually by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the American Association of Publishers.