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Acrocorinth: Excavations in 1926 (Corinth vol.3.1) by Carl W. Blegen, Richard Stillwell, Oscar Broneer, Alfred

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

The most discoveries through the 1926 season of excavations at the fort above the most web site of historical Corinth have been the rules of the temple of Aphrodite and a striking Hellenistic concrete vault erected to guard the spring of higher Peirene.

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There is no frieze. A cornice, consisting of a small cyma recta moulding and a corona which was originally crowned with another small moulding, extends across the top of the architrave, and a raking cornice, of the same members plus a sima about eight centimetres high, forms a pediment. At either extremity of the pediment are blocky acroteria. The construction can be seen readily, by referring to PLATES VI and VII. A cutting where the joint of the architrave occurs above the pier indicates a missing tablet.

II, 95, a; Skias, 'Apx. , 1893, p. 118, No. 6A'; I. , IV, 375. 2 THE INSCRIPTIONS FROM UPPER PEIRENE 51 Ross, followed by Keil and Goettling, read 4wv7rOqcav in the first line but made Eivropos genitive and emended aE'Xoiv to acEX4L80V. Skias rejected )iv'ot0o7oavbecause he said there was no letter before the ,u; then, reading , instead of v at the end of the word, he amended it to MvAnqoaolual,which reading Fraenkel followed in the Corpus. Skias remarked that the last three lines have no grammatical connection with the preceding two but simply give the names of the stonecutters who made the inscription for Euporos.

We were unwilling to clear the top and sides of the outer vault on account of its bad condition, as we feared a total collapse should the hard packed dirt that bound it from the outside be taken away. The results would have thrown no light on the earlier construction of the spring, and it is doubtful whether, in view of the many later rebuildings, anything of importance could have been learned. THE SCREEN At the eighteenth step from the top of the flight stands the architectural screen mentioned above, rebuilt from fragments of some earlier construction.

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