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Anastylosis of Roman Temples in the West End of the Roman Forum, as Part of a Management Plan of the Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth

  • Evangelos D. KontogiannisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 962)

Abstract

After the end of excavations that took place between 1907 and the late 1940s’ in the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, it was revealed that the western boundary of the Roman Forum was organized by seven small temples, as opposed to the rest of the complex, which consisted of administrative and commercial buildings, giving a special character to the Forum. Although the temples [1] have not been fully identified, they belong to the characteristic examples of Roman architecture, and especially the ones of small temples placed on podiums or the circular monoptera temples, without an alcove like the one dedicated to the Cn. Babbius Philinus.

Presently, the absence of organized protection of the revealed architectural parts of the temples, makes them particularly vulnerable to natural deterioration. As a result, they are becoming less recognizable and thus non-visiting, although they are placed on the main course of the archaeological site to the center of the forum and the so-called step of Apostle Paul. The systematic depiction and study of the blocks that are preserved from each temple, and the current state of the West Terrace, is necessary in order to evaluate the available ancient material of each temple for a restoration proposal. The ultimate goal for the visitor is to understand the meaning of the site, the ancient route through the forum, the archaeological value of the monument and the scale of temples that previously did not exist [2].

Keywords

Ancient Corinth West Terrace Roman Temples 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NTUAAthensGreece

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