Author: Harold North Fowler
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.
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
This is the first official guidebook to the site of ancient Corinth published by the ASCSA in over 50 years, and it comes fully updated with the most current information, color photos, maps, and plans. It is an indispensable resource for the casual tourist or professional archaeologist new to the site. The guide begins with a history of Corinth and its excavations and then presents two tours. The first takes visitors through the archaeological site from the Temple of Apollo to the Forum, the Fountain of Peirene, and more. The second tour covers the ancient monuments outside the fenced area of the site, including the Odeion, the Theater, and the Asklepieion, and then the various remains of ancient Corinth located within and outside the ancient Greek walls, including the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore and the Lechaion Basilica. Short bibliographic notes for many entries lead the reader to fuller descriptions of monuments, objects, and concepts; a glossary is also provided. Interspersed in the text are topographical notes and focus boxes on special topics such as geology, Pausanias, St. Paul, and prehistoric Corinth and the Corinthia.
GREat BatH On tHE lEcHaiOn ROaD ... North of the modern village square lie the remains of a large bath building, constructed ca. ... In antiquity, it was approached through a portico entered from the east side of the Lechaion Road.
Author: Guy D.R. Sanders
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Category: Social Science
The story of a forgotten early Christian bishop and his emergent network of churches along ancient Mediterranean trade routes.
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
"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
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
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.
Bath on the Lechaion Road, the West Shops, and the Sanctuary of Isis at Kenchreai (Plans 1 and 2). The Julian Basilica shows the clearest evidence of earthquake damage. The excavators report that the walls of this structure fell from ...
Author: Richard M. Rothaus
Category: Social Science
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.
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
"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."--
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