Topography and Architecture [Hardback]

Oscar Broneer (Author)

ISBN: 9780876619322 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Isthmia | Volume: 2 | Year of Publication: 1973 | Language: English 164p, H305 x W229 (mm) xvi + 148 pp, frontispiece, 98 pls, 10 plans, 2 col pls

Topography and Architecture


Oscar Broneer’s excavations at the sanctuary at Isthmia between 1952 and 1960 revealed much about an important center of Greek civilization. This volume particularly provides the fullest possible picture of the temenos of Poseidon in Greek and Roman times, including the closely related stadia and the sanctuary of Palaimon and several monuments excavated to the west of the sanctuary: the Sacred Glen, the West Foundation, and the Hippodrome. The Temple of Poseidon itself is discussed in detail in Isthmia I. There is a wealth of information here including some particularly interesting discussion of the starting mechanism of the earlier stadium, the religious significance of two “cult caves” and the underground passage beneath the Temple of Palaimon.

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