Corinth Monument: West Terrace
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Monument
Name:   West Terrace
Description:   The buildings in the west end of the Roman Forum date from the 1st and 2nd century A.D. In contrast to most temples of both the Greek and Roman periods in Greece, the temples each stood on a high podium constructed of rubble and cement. Originally they were clad with marble revetment and had a staircase ascending their east side. Each temple had a simple rectangular cella faced with columns supporting the roof only on their east side. The route followed by the travel-writer Pausanias (Travels II, 2, 8) at Corinth has been disputed but on the basis of recent archaeological evidence the monuments in this part of the Forum are now identified as follows:
Temple F: Venus Genetrix.
Temple G: Apollo of Klaros.
Temple H: Built during the reign of Commodus and perhaps dedicated to Heracles.
Temple J: Replaced the Fountain of Poseidon, dedicated by Cnaeus Babbius Philinus, during the reign of Commodus and was perhaps also dedicated to Poseidon.
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
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