Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth) in Corinthia Regional Unit, Peloponnese Region, Greece
Buildings at the West End of Roman Agora
The buildings in the west end of the Roman Forum date from the 1st and 2nd century AD. In contrast to most temples of both Greek and Roman periods in Greece, the temples each stood on a high podium constructed of rubble and cement. Originally they were clad with marble revetment and had a staircase ascending their east side. The temples themselves had a simple rectangular cella faced with columns supporting the roof only on their east side.
The route followed by the travel-writer Pausanias (II, 2, 8) at Corinth has been disputed but on the basis of recent archaeological evidence, and the monuments in this part of the Forum are now identified as follows:
Temple F: Venus Genetrix.
Temple G: Apollo of Klaros.
Temple H: Built during the reign of Commodus and perhaps dedicated to Heracles.
Temple J: Replaced the Fountain of Poseidon, dedicated by Cnaeus Babbius Philinus, during the reign of Commmodus and was perhaps also dedicated to Poseidon.
Monument of Babbus Philinus: A circular building with peristyle built on a podium. The Latin inscription reads Cnaeus Babbius Philinus, aedile, pontifex, undertook the construction at his own expense, and the same, as duovir, approved it. Babbius Philinus was a rich freedman of Greek descent who
Temple D: Unidentified temple built in the late 2nd century A.D.
Temple K: Probably the temple of Tyche (Fortune) seen by Pausanias dismantled in the late 2nd century A.D.
Erected by LZ Ephoreia of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities.
Location. 37° 54.307′ N, 22° 52.755′ E. Marker is in Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth), Peloponnese Region, in Corinthia Regional Unit. Marker can be reached from Enotiki Archeas Korinthou north of EO Korinthou Argous (Local Route 7), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth, and is situated at the western end of the Agora. Marker is in this post office area: Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth), Peloponnese Region 200 07, Greece.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Road Network (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rostra (Bema) of the Roman Forum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Heroon at the Crossroads: an early sanctuary of Ancient Corinth (about 90 meters away); Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth (about 90 meters away); Saint Paul in Corinth and the Bema of the Roman Forum Temple E (about 90 meters away); Temple of Apollo (about 90 meters away); South Stoa (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth).
More about this marker. With regards to the location of all of the markers in the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth, when going online and researching directional information, I could not locate any websites, or any online maps, that provided the names of the local streets, so it was difficult for me to provide accurate and detailed directional information. The street and crossroad that I have provided are the closest two "named" streets that I could locate on any of the maps that I used.
One online site provided the following directions for getting to the archaeological park: "By car: 90 minutes from Athens. The exit to Ancient Corinth, approaching from the north, is about 2 kilometers west of the Tripolis interchange. Warning: visitors familiar with the village before 1996 should take the Patras interchange not the new Tripolis highway to arrive from the other side of the village; no exit was constructed and a U-turn
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