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Monuments reported by ancient authors (35)

Ancient sanctuaries

Precinct of Bellerophontes

Here are a precinct of Bellerophontes, a temple of Aphrodite Melaenis and the grave of Lais, upon which is set a lioness holding a ram in her fore-paws.


Sanctuary for all the gods

There is also a temple of Fortune, with a standing image of Parian marble. Beside it is a sanctuary for all the gods.


Sacred enclosure of Apollo

Moreover near Peirene are an image and a sacred enclosure of Apollo; in the latter is a painting of the exploit of Odysseus against the suitors.


Sanctuary of Hera

Medea, as her children were born, carried each to the sanctuary of Hera and concealed them, doing so in the belief that so they would be immortal. At last she learned that her hopes were vain.


Sanctuary of Athena Chalinitis

Not far from the tomb of Medea’s children is the temple of Athena Chalinitis (Bridler). For Athena, they say, was the divinity who gave most help to Bellerophontes, and she delivered to him Pegasus, having herself broken in and bridled him. The image of her is of wood, but face, hands and feet are of white marble.


Sanctuary of Zeus Coryphaeos

Above the theater is a sanctuary of Zeus surnamed in the Latin tongue Capitolinus, which might be rendered into Greek "Coryphaeos".


Ancient temples

Temple of Aphrodite Melaenis

Here are a precinct of Bellerophontes, a temple of Aphrodite Melaenis and the grave of Lais, upon which is set a lioness holding a ram in her fore-paws.


Temple of Tyche (Fortune)

There is also a temple of Fortune, with a standing image of Parian marble.


Temple of Octavia

Above the market-place is a temple of Octavia the sister of Augustus, who was emperor of the Romans after Caesar, the founder of the modern Corinth.


Temple of Apollo

As you go along another road from the market-place, which leads to Sicyon, you can see on the right of the road a temple and bronze image of Apollo.


Temple of Zeus

By this gymnasium are temples of Zeus and Asclepius. The images of Asclepius and of Health are of white marble, that of Zeus is of bronze.


Temple of Asclepius

By this gymnasium are temples of Zeus and Asclepius. The images of Asclepius and of Health are of white marble, that of Zeus is of bronze.


Ancient tombs

Grave of Lais

Here are a precinct of Bellerophontes, a temple of Aphrodite Melaenis and the grave of Lais, upon which is set a lioness holding a ram in her fore-paws.


The tomb of Medea's children

Above this well has been built what is called the Odeum (Music Hall), beside which is the tomb of Medea's children. Their names were Mermerus and Pheres, and they are said to have been stoned to death by the Corinthians owing to the gifts which legend says they brought to Glauce.


Ancient agoras

Marketplace of Corinth

On the market-place, where most of the sanctuaries are, stand Artemis surnamed Ephesian and wooden images of Dionysus, which are covered with gold with the exception of their faces; these are ornamented with red paint.


Ancient statues

Statue of Artemis Ephesian

On the market-place, where most of the sanctuaries are, stand Artemis surnamed Ephesian and wooden images of Dionysus, which are covered with gold with the exception of their faces; these are ornamented with red paint.


Wooden images of Dionysus

On the market-place are wooden images of Dionysus, which are covered with gold with the exception of their faces; these are ornamented with red paint. They are called Lysius and Baccheus, and I too give the story told about them. They say that Pentheus treated Dionysus despitefully, his crowning outrage being that he went to Cithaeron, to spy upon the women, and climbing up a tree beheld what was done. When the women detected Pentheus, they immediately dragged him down, and joined in tearing him, living as he was, limb from limb. Afterwards, as the Corinthians say, the Pythian priestess commanded them by an oracle to discover that tree and to worship it equally with the god. For this reason they have made these images from the tree.
This extract is from: Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Harvard University Press
Cited Sept 2002 from Perseus Project URL bellow, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


Statue of Poseidon Clarius

There is also a bronze Apollo surnamed Clarius.


Statue of Aphrodite

There is also a bronze Apollo surnamed Clarius and a statue of Aphrodite made by Hermogenes of Cythera.


Statues of Hermes

There are two bronze, standing images of Hermes, for one of which a temple has been made.


Statues of Zeus

The images of Zeus also are in the open; one had not a surname, another they call Chthonius (of the Lower World) and the third Most High.


Statue of Athena

In the middle of the market-place is a bronze Athena, on the pedestal of which are wrought in relief figures of the Muses.


Statue of Heracles

A little farther away from the gateway, on the right as you go in, is a bronze Heracles.


Statue of Hermes

Proceeding on the direct road to Lechaeum we see a bronze image of a seated Hermes. By him stands a ram, for Hermes is the god who is thought most to care for and to increase flocks.


Statue of Poseidon, Leucothea and Palaemon

After the image of Hermes come Poseidon, Leucothea, and Palaemon on a dolphin.


Wooden image of Heracles

The sanctuary of Athena Chalinitis is by the theater of Corinth, and near it is a naked wooden image of Herakles, said to be by Daidalos. All the works of this artist, though somewhat uncouth to look at, nevertheless have a touch of the divine in them.


Various

Built fountain

Hard by is built a fountain, on which is a bronze Poseidon; under the feet of Poseidon is a dolphin spouting water.


Gateway

On leaving the market-place along the road to Lechaeum you come to a gateway, on which are two gilded chariots, one carrying Phaethon the son of Helius (Sun), the other Helius himself.


Baths of Corinth

The Corinthians have baths in many parts of the city, some put up at the public charge and one by the emperor Hadrian. The most famous of them is near the Poseidon. It was made by the Spartan Eurycles, who beautified it with various kinds of stone, especially the one quarried at Croceae in Laconia. On the left of the entrance stands a Poseidon, and after him Artemis hunting.
This extract is from: Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Harvard University Press
Cited Sept 2002 from Perseus Project URL bellow, which contains comments & interesting hyperlinks.


Well near the statue of Artemis

Throughout the city are many wells, for the Corinthians have a copious supply of flowing water, besides the water which the emperor Hadrian brought from Lake Stymphalus, but the most noteworthy is the one by the side of the image of Artemis. Over it is a Bellerophontes, and the water flows through the hoof of the horse Pegasus.


The Well of Glauce

As you go along another road from the market-place, which leads to Sicyon, you can see on the right of the road a temple and bronze image of Apollo, and a little farther on a well called the Well of Glauce. Into this they say she threw herself in the belief that the water would be a cure for the drugs of Medea.


Odeum (Music Hall).

Above the Well of Glauce has been built what is called the Odeum (Music Hall).


Gymnasium

Not far from this theater is the ancient gymnasium.


Ancient theatres

Theatre of Corinth

The sanctuary of Athena Chalinitis is by the theater of Corinth.


Perseus Building Catalog

Delphi, Treasury of the Corinthians (XXIV)

Site: Delphi
Type: Treasury
Summary: Temple-like building; in the Sanctuary of Apollo, opposite the Stoa of the Athenians.
Date: ca. 620 B.C. - 600 B.C.
Period: Archaic

Plan:
Small rectangular Doric building opening south.

History:
The oldest of the treasuries at Delphi, erected by the Tyrant Kypselos, and containing many treasures from the Lydian kings Gyges and Croesus.

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