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By Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred Raymond Bellinger

ISBN-10: 0876610319

ISBN-13: 9780876610312

The major discoveries in the course of the 1926 season of excavations at the castle above the most web site of historic Corinth have been the principles of the temple of Aphrodite and a notable Hellenistic concrete vault erected to guard the spring of higher Peirene.

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West of the stuccoed wall was a layer of roof tiles of good classic pattern, yellow in color and very hard. As it was evident that the layer extended westward and probably covered the area over the inner chamber, work on the trench was suspended and the entire area laid bare. The presence of the well at the north end and the poor condition of the curtain wall above the screen, hindered the work and for a time rendered progress slow. One and one-half metres below the surface, to the west, we came on some Byzantine foundations dating from the twelfth century.

10 m. above the third step below the platform. Height of letters, ca. 02 m. The form of the letter F is unusual but may be due to the roughness of the stone. 4. 'Arcxa's Nx7+lbos~ IEI AnCAAAc ~ ~ /~~~/V4 (Ht { (v)'qa (0,) FIGURE 54. GREEK INSCRIPTION NO. 25 m. above the twelfth step below the platform. 025 m. This inscription is not given in any of the earlier publications. The letters are all well preserved, but the last word was not finished. These four inscriptions form a group by themselves, having been made at the same time by the three stonecutters Euporos, Apellas, and Philonas.

Height of letters, ca. 040 m. The letters in the second and third lines seem to make no sense. a1 7. a. )cT A4C N HOYZH( 2 b IVCR 0 3 b. LUCRIO V ID(US) A(PRILES) 4 gP ,,D ___ c. )SEP(TEMBRES) ANAC d. 7 I c e. I FIGURE 1 57. GREEK AND LATIN INSCRIPTIONS For the construction cf. a similar inscriptionfrom Egypt, Dittenberger, O. G. I. , II, 687. Skias, loc. , 6A'; I. , IV, 378. 3 For this name cf. C. I. , II, 5531. 4 J. Schmidt, Ath. Mitt. VI, 1881, p. 355; Skias, loc. , 6E'. 5 A Latin form of the Greek iXepws.

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