The South Stoa at Corinth: New Evidence and Interpretations

by Sarah A. James

Hesperia, Volume 88, Issue 1
Page(s): 155-214
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.88.1.0155
Year: 2019


The first modern systematic excavations in the South Stoa at Corinth in 2015 revealed much about the history of this area of the later Forum and about the stoa itself prior to the installation of the Eutychia mosaic in room C (the so-called Agonotheteion) around A.D. 150. Neolithic pottery, an Early Protogeometric grave, an Archaic votive pit, and a possible industrial installation cut into the bedrock give insights into the landscape before the construction of the stoa. Construction trenches and a foundation deposit provide a date in the 280s B.C. for the first building activities at the stoa's east end. Roman-era finds shed light on the history of room C from the later 1st to the 5th century A.D.