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Summary

Spring of Peirene of Upper Corinthos

Class:

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

Identifiers:

Nearby

AKROKORINTH

AKROKORINTH

Acrocorinth, Temple of Aphrodite

Aphrodite temple of "Upper Corinth"

Korinthos, St. Paul`s Bema

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

Corinthus [Korinthos]

OmnesViae import TPPlace1893

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

On the summit of the Acrocorinthus is a temple of Aphrodite. .. The spring, which is behind the temple, they say was the gift of Asopus to Sisyphus. The latter knew, so runs the legend, that Zeus had ravished Aegina, the daughter of Asopus, but refused to give information to the seeker before he had a spring given him on the Acrocorinthus. When Asopus granted this request Sisyphus turned informer, and on this account he receives—if anyone believes the story—punishment in Hades. I have heard people say that this spring and Peirene are the same, the water in the city flowing hence under-ground1.

See:

  1. Pausanias, Description of Greece II.5.1
  2. https://www.ancientcorinth.net/acrocorinth.aspx

References

  1. Pausanias II.5.1