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Seminars

Seminars weeks 5 and 8 (Tues 11-12am, room H0.03)

Term 1

Seminars on an Ancient site: Corinth I & II

Students will work in pairs on the topics below and prepare a short Powerpoint-presentation (not longer than 10-15 minutes).

All four students should prepare. Two of them will present the material and the two others should ask them questions about and thus create a debate. It is up to the students to define meaningful questions related to the topics, such as regarding chronology, function of the buildings, evolution of the site, quality of publication, unanswered questions by research. The group is expected to make a powerpoint presentation and to produce a hand out comprising information, plans and pictures according to the topic, and a bibliography. The handout should include these questions. The presentation should not last longer than 10 minutes, followed by a discussion (i.e. the debate with the two other students).

Please note that the presentations are short, so be concise.

General

Sanders, G.D.R., Palinkas, J., Tzonou-Herbst, I. with Herbst. J. (2015) Ancient Corinth: Site Guide (Athens: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

1. The Greek site (sixth Century to the period under Roman rule 197 BC)

Christopher A. Pfaff, Archaic Corinthian Architecture, ca. 600 to 480 BC, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): 95-140 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390719

Rhodes, R.F. (2003) The Earliest Greek Architecture in Corinth and the 7th-Century Temple on Temple Hill, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens), pp. 85-94 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390718

Salmon, J.B. (1984) Wealthy Corinth. A History of the City to 338 B.C. (Oxford: Clarendon) [DF 261.C65]

2. The Roman site (Roman rule, c. 197 BC to Late Antiquity AD)

Biers, J. (2003) Lavari est Vivere: Baths in Roman Corinth, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. pp. 303-319 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390730

Engels D. (1990) Roman Corinth. An Alternative Model for the Classical City (Chicago and London: University of Chicago) [DF 261.C65]

Gebhard, E.R. and Dickie, M.W. (2003) The View from the Isthmus, ca. 200 to 44 BC, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. 261-278 [e-resource]
http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390728

Romano, D.G. (2003) ‘City Planning, Centuriation, and Land Division in Roman Corinth: Colonia Laus Iulia Corinthiensis & Colonia Iulia Flavia Augusta Corinthiensis’, In The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20, Corinth) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens), pp. 279-301 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390729

Scranton, R.L. (1957) Mediaeval architecture in the central area of Corinth (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [e-resource]

3. Sanctuaries and cults

Bookidis, N. (2003) The Sanctuaries of Corinth, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. 247-259 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390727

Gebhard, E.R. and Dickie, M.W. (2003) The View from the Isthmus, ca. 200 to 44 BC, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. 261-278 [e-resource]
http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390728

Lang, M. (1977) Cure and Cult in Ancient Corinth. A Guide to the Asklepieion (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [BL 793.C6]

Merker, G.S. (2000) The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Terracotta Figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Periods (Corinth, vol. 18.4) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [e-resource]

Rothaus, R.M. (1993) ‘Urban Space, Agricultural Space and Villas in Late Roman Corinth’ In Structures Rurales et Sociétés Antiques. Actes du Colloque de Corfou (14-16 Mai 1992). Annales littéraires de l'Université de Besçanon, 391–396 (Paris: Les Belles Lettres) [e-resource]

4. The North Cemetery

Blegen, C.W., Palmer, H. and Young, R.S. (1964) The North Cemetery (Corinth, vol. 13) Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390687?seq=2

5. The harbour and the canal (Isthmus)

Rothaus, R. M. (1995) ‘Lechaion, Western Port of Corinth: A Preliminary Archaeology and History’, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 14: 293–306 [e-resource]

@Pettegrew, M.K. (2016) The Isthmus of Corinth: Crossroads of the Mediterranean World (Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press)

Werner, W. (1997) ‘The largest ship trackway in ancient times: The Diolkos of the Isthmus of Corinth, Greece, and early attempts to build a canal’, The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 26.2: 98-119 [e-resource]
http://0-onlinelibrary.wiley.com.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/doi/10.1111/j.1095-9270.1997.tb01322.x/pdf

6. Documentation and publication

Give an overview of the documentation and publication of Ancient Corinth and comment on achievements and eventual gaps, and on how methods of documentation evolve over time.
Look at these documents and check also the Journal of Hellenic Studies (available online by our library) for articles on Corinth:
Notebooks:
http://corinth.ascsa.net/research?q=&t=notebook&v=list&sort=&s=1
Plans and drawings:
http://corinth.ascsa.net/research?v=list&q=&sort=&t=drawing
Reports:
http://corinth.ascsa.net/id/corinth/report/temple%20e%2c%20southeast%20excavations%202015%2c%20by%20sitz%2c%20anna%C2%A0and%C2%A0katz%2c%20philip%20%28june%202%20-%20june%2026%29?q=&t=report&v=list&sort=&s=2

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General bibliography:

Biers, J. (2003) Lavari est Vivere: Baths in Roman Corinth, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. pp. 303-319 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390730

Blegen, C.W., Palmer, H. and Young, R.S. (1964) The North Cemetery (Corinth, vol. 13) Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390687?seq=2

Bookidis, N. (2003) The Sanctuaries of Corinth, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. 247-259 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390727

Bookidis, N. and Stroud, R.S. (1954) The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Topography and Architecture (Corinth 18.3) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [e-resource]

Engels D. (1990) Roman Corinth. An Alternative Model for the Classical City (Chicago and London: University of Chicago) [DF 261.C65]

Gebhard, E.R. and Dickie, M.W. (2003) The View from the Isthmus, ca. 200 to 44 BC, In Corinth, The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens): pp. 261-278 [e-resource]
http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390728

Lang, M. (1977) Cure and Cult in Ancient Corinth. A Guide to the Asklepieion (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [BL 793.C6]

Merker, G.S. (2000) The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: Terracotta Figurines of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Periods (Corinth 18.4) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [e-resource]

Papachatez, N.D. (1983) Ancient Corinth: The Museums of Corinth, Isthmia and Sicyon (Athens: Ekdotike Athenon) [DF 261.C65]

@Pettegrew, M.K. (2016) The Isthmus of Corinth: Crossroads of the Mediterranean World (Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press)

Romano, D.G. (2003) ‘City Planning, Centuriation, and Land Division in Roman Corinth: Colonia Laus Iulia Corinthiensis & Colonia Iulia Flavia Augusta Corinthiensis’, In The Centenary: 1896-1996 (Corinth, Vol. 20, Corinth) (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens), pp. 279-301 [e-resource]

http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/stable/4390729

Rothaus, R. M. (1995) ‘Lechaion, Western Port of Corinth: A Preliminary Archaeology and History’, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 14: 293–306 [e-resource]

Rothaus, R.M. (1993) ‘Urban Space, Agricultural Space and Villas in Late Roman Corinth’ In Structures Rurales et Sociétés Antiques. Actes du Colloque de Corfou (14-16 Mai 1992). Annales littéraires de l'Université de Besçanon, 391–396 (Paris: Les Belles Lettres) [e-resource]

Sanders, G.D.R., Palinkas, J., Tzonou-Herbst, I. with Herbst. J. (2015) Ancient Corinth: Site Guide (Athens: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens)

Salmon, J.B. (1984) Wealthy Corinth. A History of the City to 338 B.C. (Oxford: Clarendon) [DF 261.C65]

Scranton, R.L. (1957) Mediaeval architecture in the central area of Corinth (Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies at Athens) [e-resource]

Werner, W. (1997) ‘The largest ship trackway in ancient times: The Diolkos of the Isthmus of Corinth, Greece, and early attempts to build a canal’, The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 26.2: 98-119 [e-resource]
http://0-onlinelibrary.wiley.com.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/doi/10.1111/j.1095-9270.1997.tb01322.x/pdf

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For more titles see: http://0-www.jstor.org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/action/showMostAccessedArticles?journalCode=coriresuexca

Links:

The Computerproject:

http://corinth.sas.upenn.edu/research.html

Excavations in Corinth:

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/excavationcorinth/corinth-history

http://www3.ascsa.edu.gr/corinth/



Week 7: Corinth II


Week 10: Workshop on ancient coins

Roman coinage and identifying coins (nothing to prepare).


Term 2 (tbc):

Week 4:

Seminar on Roman gardens

  1. What role did domestic gardens play within a Roman house?
  2. How did the design of the gardens contribute to their role?
  3. Was a Roman garden in a religious space?
  4. Why has garden archaeology become a distinct area of archaeological interest in the last few decades?
  5. Are there any obvious distortions or biases in the surviving evidence for Roman gardens?
  6. What influences have the designs and features of Roman gardens had on the modern world?

Handout



 

Apollon Temple