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Summary

Korinthos Thermae.

Class:

  • Baths
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Korinthos, Baths of Eurykles

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Corinthus [Korinthos]

OmnesViae import TPPlace1893

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Corinthus - Bema - public site where officials addressed the public.

Corinthos - Korinthos

Greek temple of the fourth century

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

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. 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 Pegasus1.

See:

  1. Pausanias, Description of Greece II. 3.5
  2. http://corinth.ascsa.net/id/corinth/monument/baths%20of%20eurykles
  3. William Hutton, Describing Greece: Landscape and Literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias, Cambridge University Press,  2005, p. 156

References

  1. Pausanias II.3.5