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By Richard Stillwell, Robert L. Scranton, Sarah Elizabeth Freeman

The interrelated structures round the "Agora" of old Corinth are the point of interest of this examine. The ebook includes experiences of the Peribolos of Apollo (Richard Stillwell and H. Ess Askew), the Facade of the immense Figures (Richard Stillwell), the Northwest Stoa and retailers (Richard Stillwell), Temple C and the Sanctuary of Hera Akraia (Robert L. Scranton), and Temple E (Sarah Elizabeth Freeman).

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Fig. 18). 40 m. in height but varying in length and breadth. The low level, poor jointing and uneven facing, show that the wall now to be seen is merely a foundation. The earth in the trench yielded coins of the Pegasus | Trident type 23 with some Hellenistic sherds. At the level of the two partition walls of early Roman date, there was a layer of poros chips with some fragments of the Greek pebble pavement. For the determination of the east end of the stoa, it was necessary to dig under the mosaic floor and stylobate of the Peribolos.

21). The east extension (B, Fig. 21) can be followed beneath the Peribolos stylobate into the embankment. , possibly belong to a building, the north wall of which extends into the embankment parallel to the east extension of the terrace wall. 80 m. in width, is thus formed between the wall on the north and the building on the south. The west wall of the building is set back to the east but lies on the same orientation as the terrace wall north of it. The southwest corner can be seen beneath and to the west of the Peribolos foundation.

In every case, the pebble pavement was broken against the stylobate foundation, indicating a later building date for the stylobate. One type of pavement is seen in front of the altar (Fig. 5) and of the peculiar basin to be described later (Fig. 16). In both cases, curbing for support seems to have been required. 05 m. lower than the other pavement. It is impossible to ascertain what building each pavement served. The higher one is closer in level to the stoa. The preserved top course of the Greek foundations, however, is higher than the pave- THE PERIBOLOS OF APOLLO 23 ment and seems very irregular to have been a visible course.

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