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Corinthian Order in Corinth, Greece

Corinthian order:  "The slenderest and most ornate of the three Greeks orders, characterized by a bell-shaped capital with volutes and two rows of acanthus leaves, and with an elaborate cornice.  Much used by the Romans for its showiness" - Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture, Ed. by Cyril M. Harris. Dover Pub. 1977, p. 138

Photos taken in November 2018

Temple E


Temple E   ...   Signage details below:


Temple E
Doric order

Crepis (KREP is) or crepido:  "Any raised base on which other things are built or supported, as of a Roman Temple, altar, obelisk, etc." - Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture, Ed. by Cyril M. Harris. Dover Pub. 1977, po. 146

Stoa (STOW a): an ancient Greek portico usually walled at the back with a front colonnade designed to afford a sheltered promenade.

Pronaos (pro NAY is):  a vestibule at the front of a classical temple, enclosed by a portico and projecting sidewalls.

In antis

Cella: the inner area of an ancient temple, especially one housing the hidden cult image in a Greek or Roman temple.




Temple E



Temple E   ...   Corinthian order   ...   Smooth shafts indicate that these are Roman columns (Greek-built columns were fluted)   ...   Details below:


Temple E   ...  Post-and-lintel construction   ...   Columns support the entablature



Temple E   ...  Fleuron   ...   Volutes   ...   Two rows of acanthus leaves



Temple E



Temple E   ... 



Temple E




Roman Forum
Buildings in the west end of the Roman Forum date from the 1st and 2nd c. A.D.


Gulf of Corinth



Rostra (plural of rostrum):  any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking   ...   Bema: the platform from which orators spoke in ancient Athens



November 2018 photo



Acanthus plants which are found throughout the region



SoffitLeaf-and-dart molding   ...   Rosettes alternate with modillions which are decorated with acanthus leaves   ...    Dentil molding



Top: Bead-and-reel molding   ...  
Leaf-and-dart molding   ...  Modillions which are decorated with acanthus leaves   ...  Rosettes   ...   Dentils



Anthemia   ...  
Bead-and-reel molding    ...   Leaf-and-dart molding



Anthemia   ...  Leaf-and-dart molding   ...     Bead-and-reel molding  


Leaf-and-dart molding   ...    Acanthus leaves



Carved letters on friezes



Entablature above Corinthian capital: 
Acanthus leaves   ...   Egg-and-dart molding   ...   Bead-and-reel molding 



"With its single row of acanthus leaves surrounding a single row of palm leaves, the capital is a simplified version of the Greek
Corinthian order, and has become known commonly as the Tower of the Winds order." - Calder Loth, "Classical Comments: Tower of the Winds Order"  (online Dec. 2012)



"With its single row of acanthus leaves surrounding a single row of palm leaves, the capital is a simplified version of the Greek Corinthian order, and has become known commonly as the Tower of the Winds order." - Calder Loth, "Classical Comments: Tower of the Winds Order"  (online Dec. 2012)



"With its single row of acanthus leaves surrounding a single row of palm leaves, the capital is a simplified version of the Greek Corinthian order, and has become known commonly as the Tower of the Winds order." - Calder Loth, "Classical Comments: Tower of the Winds Order"  (online Dec. 2012)



Left capital:
"With its single row of acanthus leaves surrounding a single row of palm leaves, the capital is a simplified version of the Greek Corinthian order, and has become known commonly as the Tower of the Winds order." - Calder Loth, "Classical Comments: Tower of the Winds Order"  (online Dec. 2012)   ...
Upside down
Corinthian style right side capital



Center vertical double row of
acanthus leaves   ...   Fleurons   ...   Bottom row of acanthus leaves



Corinthian  capital



Upside down Corinthian  capital



Corinthian  capital



Damaged
Corinthian capital



Smooth shaft pieces



Smooth shaft pieces





Photos and their arrangement 2018 Chuck LaChiusa
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