Corinth Monument: Babbius Monument
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Monument
Name:   Babbius Monument
Description:   The Babbius Monument is a circular monopteros on a podium dating to the early 1st century A.D. It consisted of eight Corinthian columns arranged in a circle supporting an epistyle and a conical roof. It was erected on a high concrete podium originally clad with marble revetment. The epistyle bears an inscription in Latin which reads “Cnaeus Babbius Philinus, aedile, pontifex, undertook the construction at his own expense, and the same, as duovir, approved it.” Babbius Philinus was a rich freedman of Greek descent who served as a local official in the region. The same individual also built the Fountain of Poseidon. The fountain was replaced by Temple J, perhaps also dedicated to Poseidon, during the reign of Commodus.
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Plans and Drawings (42)
Images (21)
Object: C 1968 343