A Roman circus in Corinth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

During the 1967-1968 excavations of the Gymnasium area in Corinth, a long and narrow structure (the "Apsidal Building") was discovered. It is argued here that the structure represents the eastern meta and a portion of the spina of a circus, where chariot races were held. The circus appears to have been planned as an integral component of the Caesarian design of the city, constructed during the Augustan period, renovated in the late 1st century A.D., and refurbished as late as the 6th century. Furthermore, the circus was often the site of the equestrian contests of the Corinthian Caesarea festival and at times of the Panhellenic Isthmian Games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-611
Number of pages27
JournalHesperia
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A Roman circus in Corinth'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this