Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity

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Elizabeth R. Gebhard, Timothy. E. Gregory
American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 31 dic 2015 - 408 pagine
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Pindar’s metaphor of the Isthmus as a bridge spanning two seas encapsulates the essence of the place and gives a fitting title for this volume of essays on the history and archaeology of the area. The Isthmus, best known for the panhellenic sanctuary of Poseidon, attracted travelers both before and after Pausanias’s visit in the 2nd century A.D., but only toward the end of the 19th century were the ruins investigated and, after another half century, finally systematically excavated. More recently, archaeologists have surveyed the territory beyond the sanctuary, compiling evidence for a varied picture of activity on the wider Isthmus and the eastern Corinthia. The 17 essays in this book celebrate 55 years of research on the Isthmus and provide a comprehensive overview of the state of our knowledge. Topics include an early Mycenaean habitation site at Kyras Vrysi; the settlement at Kalamianos; the Archaic Temple of Poseidon; domestic architecture of the Rachi settlement; dining vessels from the Sanctuary of Poseidon; the Temple Deposit at Isthmia and the dating of Archaic and early Classical Greek coins; terracotta figurines from the Sanctuary of Poseidon; the Chigi Painter; arms from the age of Philip and Alexander at Broneer’s West Foundation on the road to Corinth; new sculptures from the Isthmian Palaimonion; an inscribed herm from the Gymnasium-Bath complex of Corinth; Roman baths at Isthmia and sanctuary baths in Greece; Roman buildings east of the Temple of Poseidon; patterns of settlement and land use on the Roman Isthmus; epigraphy, liturgy, and Imperial policy on the Justinianic Isthmus; and circular lamps in the Late Antique Peloponnese.

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1 An Early Mycenaean Habitation Site at Kyras Vrysi
Bronze Age Small Worlds and the Saronic Coast of the Southeastern Corinthia
Problems of Design and Invention
4 The Domestic Architecture of the Rachi Settlement at Isthmia
Dining Vessels from the Archaic Reservoir in the Sanctuary of Poseidon
6 The Temple Deposit at Isthmia and the Dating of the Archaic and Early Classical Greek Coins
Terracotta Figurines from the Sanctuary of Poseidon
An Inscribed Herm from the Gymnasium Area of Corinth
12 Roman Baths at Isthmia and Sanctuary Baths in Greece
13 The Roman Buildings East of the Temple of Poseidon on the Isthmus
Patterns of Roman Settlement on the Isthmus
15 Work Teams on the Isthmian Fortress and the Development of a Later Roman Architectural Aesthetic
16 Epigraphy Liturgy and Imperial Policy on the Justinianic Isthmus
17 Circular Lamps in the Late Antique Peloponnese

8 The Chigi Painter at Isthmia?
9 Arms from the Age of Philip and Alexander at Broneers West Foundation near Isthmia
10 New Sculptures from the Isthmian Palaimonion

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Elizabeth R. Gebhard is Professor Emerita of Classics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She directs the University of Chicago Excavations at Isthmia. Timothy E. Gregory is Professor of History at The Ohio State University. He directs the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia.

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