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By Richard Stillwell, Robert L. Scranton, Sarah Elizabeth Freeman

ISBN-10: 0876610122

ISBN-13: 9780876610121

The interrelated constructions round the "Agora" of old Corinth are the focal point of this research. The e-book includes reviews of the Peribolos of Apollo (Richard Stillwell and H. Ess Askew), the Facade of the massive Figures (Richard Stillwell), the Northwest Stoa and outlets (Richard Stillwell), Temple C and the Sanctuary of Hera Akraia (Robert L. Scranton), and Temple E (Sarah Elizabeth Freeman).

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The foundations provide the only clue to the early arrangement, and in many places even these are lacking, torn out in Byzantine times, when many pits were sunk in this region. On the north side of the court the back wall of the Greek stoa was repaired. The foundation for the Greek colonnade became the foundation for the front wall of the shops, and, where necessary, was built up to the required level with THE PERIBOLOSOF APOLLO 35 rubble masonry (Figs. 13 and 14). 50m. 80 m. wide, for a colonnade.

It is made of re-used material and small stones thrown roughly together, but very little of it remains. The foundation for the front of the shops is only partially preserved. 40 m. south of the foundation for the colonnadeof the later Peribolos, and also includes much re-used material. Unfortunately the eastern part of this foundation wall, which lay over the deep Tirynthian basin, completely disappeared when the basin was excavated by the Byzantine inhabitants of Corinth. 50 m. from its east end, where it abuts on the rear wall of the Hexastyle Stoa.

Among the uninscribed blocks that match the profiles and dimensions of the inscribed series are two which must be considered. , Fig. 31. Inscribed Block but there is some indication that one of the ends was worked down slightly. In any case it could have been, originally, only on the south or north sides of the court, since the intercolumniations on the east and west are too small. 49 m. long, and this too has been cut down, truncating the final bar of the letter M. I have placed it to THE PERIBOLOSOF APOLLO 47 the south, and hence the uninscribed architrave would, under this arrangement, go at the north.

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