The Southeast Building, the Twin Basilicas, the Mosaic House, Volume 1, Part 5

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ASCSA, 1960 - History - 128 pages
This volume discusses the important, mainly Roman, buildings at the east end of the Corinthian Agora; the Julian Basilica and the Southeast Building, the South Basilica (immediately behind the South Stoa), and the Mosaic House adjoining it. The Southeast Building is described first in its present state, and then as it must have looked in its two main periods of use, soon after 44 B.C. and in the second quarter of the 1st century A.D. It was probably known in ancient times as the Tabularium or Library of Corinth. The adjoining Julian Basilica was, with the South Basilica, built about A.D. 40; the interior colonnades of both were rebuilt in marble in the Hadrianic period. These basilicas have a cryptoporticus on the ground floor and on the main floor an interior colonnade supporting a clerestory and three exedras. Detailed descriptions of each building are followed by a reconstruction of the pair and by a comparative discussion of floor plans. Finally, the Mosaic House is discussed and analysis of the mosaics date it about 200 A.D.
 

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Contents

Schematic Plan of Foundations of First Southeast Building
5
Drawing of Voussoirs from the Arches
19
Detail of Cornice Block with Setting for Pedestal
25
The Julian Basilica
35
The South Basilica
58
Drawing of Entablature of Monumental Facade of Entrance Court South Basilica
71
Comparison and Reconstruction of the Twin Basilicas
78
Drawing of Block with Beam Cuttings and Window Cutting from Julian Basilica
80
Drawing of Poros Cornice Block I from South Basilica
92
Drawing of Poros Corner Cornice Block L from South Basilica
93
Drawing of Poros Cornice Block H from South Basilica
94
Drawing of Poros Cornice Block G from South Basilica
95
Drawing of Poros Arch Springer Blocks from Julian Basilica
96
Drawing of Poros Block with Engaged Column from Julian Basilica
97
Profiles of Poros Cornice Blocks Q Z B R A and P from the Clerestory of the Julian Basilica
98
Drawing of Top of Marble Plinth from Julian Basilica
99

Drawing of Block with Window Cutting from Julian Basilica
81
Drawing of Cyma Reversa Crown Moulding found in Julian Basilica
85
Reconstruction of Poros Column Base in Julian Basilica
88
Drawing of Anta Base Block from Julian Basilica
89
Drawing of Poros Anta Capital Block from Julian Basilica
90
Drawing of Poros Architravefrieze Block from Julian Basilica
91
Drawing of Marble Corner Cornice Block from the South Basilica
101
Drawing of Marble Corner Cornice Block in the Julian Basilica
102
Type and Use of the Twin Basilicas
103
Sketch Plans of Buildings Compared with the Julian and South Basilicas at Corinth 1 Julian and South Basilicas at Corinth 2 North Basilica at Corinth ...
105
Index
123

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