Bridge of the Untiring Sea Published
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity, edited by Elizabeth R. Gebhard and Timothy E. Gregory. Pindar’s metaphor of the Isthmus as a bridge spanning two seas encapsulates the essence of the place and gives a fitting title for this volume of 17 essays on the history and archaeology of the area. The Isthmus, best known for the panhellenic Sanctuary of Poseidon, attracted travelers both before and after Pausanias’s visit in the 2nd century A.D., but only toward the end of the 19th century were the ruins investigated and, a half century later, finally systematically excavated. More recently, archaeologists have surveyed the territory beyond the sanctuary, compiling evidence for a varied picture of activity on the wider Isthmus and the eastern Corinthia. The essays in this book celebrate 55 years of research on the Isthmus and provide a comprehensive overview of the state of our knowledge. Contents Introduction: by Elizabeth R. Gebhard and Timothy E. Gregory Chapter 1: “An Early Mycenaean Habitation Site at Kyras Vrysi,” by Eleni Balomenou and Vasili Tassinos Chapter 2: “The Settlement at Kalamianos: Bronze Age Small Worlds and the Saronic Coast of the Southeastern Corinthia,” by Thomas F. Tartaron Chapter 3: “The Archaic Temple of Poseidon: Problems of Design and Invention,” by Frederick P. Hemans Chapter 4: “The Domestic Architecture of the Rachi Settlement at Isthmia,” by Virginia R. Anderson-Stojanović Chapter 5: “City, Sanctuary, and Feast: Dining Vessels from the Archaic Reservoir in the Sanctuary of Poseidon,” by Martha K. Risser Chapter 6: “The Temple Deposit at Isthmia and the Dating of Archaic and Early Classical Greek Coins,” by Liane Houghtalin Chapter 7: “Riding for Poseidon: Terracotta Figurines from the Sanctuary of Poseidon,” by Arne Thomsen Chapter 8: “The Chigi Painter at Isthmia?” by K. W. Arafat Chapter 9: “Arms from the Age of Philip and Alexander at Broneer’s West Foundation near Isthmia,” by Alastar H. Jackson Chapter 10: “New Sculptures from the Isthmian Palaimonion,” by Mary C. Sturgeon Chapter 11: “Agonistic Festivals, Victors, and Officials in the Time of Nero: An Inscribed Herm from the Gymnasium Area of Corinth,” by James Wiseman Chapter 12: “Roman Baths at Isthmia and Sanctuary Baths in Greece,” by Fikret K.Yegül Chapter 13: “The Roman Buildings East of the Temple of Poseidon on the Isthmus,” by Steven J. R. Ellis and Eric E. Poehler Chapter 14: “Corinthian Suburbia: Patterns of Roman Settlement on the Isthmus,” by David K. Pettegrew Chapter 15: “Work Teams on the Isthmian Fortress and the Development of a Later Roman Architectural Aesthetic,” by Jon M. Frey Chapter 16: “Epigraphy, Liturgy, and Imperial Policy on the Justinianic Isthmus,” by William R. Caraher Chapter 17: “Circular Lamps in the Late Antique Peloponnese,” by Birgitta Lindros Wohl Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity edited by Elizabeth R. Gebhard and Timothy E. Gregory Hesperia Supplement 48 408 pp, 140 b/w and 11 color figs, 6 tables, 4 plans 8.5 x 11 inches Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-548-5 Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity can be purchased from our distribution partners: click here for information on how to order from Casemate Academic (in North America) or here to order from Oxbow Books (outside North America).