Corinth: Late Roman Horizons

by Kathleen Warner Slane and Guy D. R. Sanders

Hesperia, Volume 74, Issue 2
Page(s): 243-297
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25067955
Year: 2005


This article reviews the investigation of Late Roman Corinth, including the recent excavations in the Panayia field. A series of four assemblages that range in date from the fifth through the seventh century, presenting approximately 50 similar objects from each and establishing relative sequences for some hitherto undated classes, is outlined. The sequences for lamps, fine wares, amphoras, cooking pots, and plain wares can be clearly established at Corinth. It is more difficult to tie together the independent chronologies of each class to assess the absolute dates for the four horizons, but the conclusions require major revisions to the monumental history of the Late Roman city.