Category Archives: Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs

Geology & Gulf of Corinth: 2011 Publications

We conclude the  2011 publications series today with recent publications on the Gulf of Corinth and the geology of the Isthmus.  Most of these publications concern tectonic activity or the study of the Corinth Rift.  But there are a few … Continue reading

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Ancient Corinth: 2011 Publications

I finally had time this week to gather together the 2011 publications for various aspects of Corinth’s history.  The first installment today includes about 3 dozen publications related to the history and archaeology of Corinth in antiquity, i.e., from the … Continue reading

Posted in Acrocorinth, American School Excavations, Bibliography, Ceramics, Colonies of Corinth, Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs, Corinthian Scholarship (monthly), Diolkos, Economy, EKAS (Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey), Fortifications, Isthmia, Isthmus, Kenchreai, Military, Mortuary, Periods, Archaic, Periods, Bronze Age, Periods, Classical, Periods, Greek (Geometric-Hellenistic), Periods, Hellenistic, Periods, Interim, Periods, Late Antiquity, Periods, Roman, Sex and Prostitution, Sikyon, Southern Corinthia, Territory, Texts, Trade and Commerce, Urban Center | 1 Comment

Glider Flights over the Isthmus

The revolution of YouTube and video sharing has ushered in a whole new world of viewing the Corinthia.  Already hundreds of videos can be found online related to the site of ancient Corinth—too many, in fact, to be useful to … Continue reading

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Did a tsunami destroy ancient Lechaion?

In early July, Andreas Vött and his colleagues announced that sometime in the 6th century AD, a tsunami destroyed ancient Olympia, the famous site of pan-Hellenic athletic contests.   In considering recent scholarship on historical tsunamis in the Gulf of Corinth, … Continue reading

Posted in Book and Article Reviews, Christian - Churches, Corinthian & Saronic Gulfs, EKAS (Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey), Geology, Greek Service Excavations, Lechaion, Lechaion Basilica, Periods, Late Antiquity | 4 Comments

Corinthian Scholarship (October)

Bronze Age A recent M.S. thesis on the site of Kalamianos in the the southern Corinthia: some beautiful images of the site: Peter Dao, “Marine Geophysical and Geomorphic Survey of Submerged Bronze Age Shorelines and Anchorage sites at Kalamianos (Korphos, … Continue reading

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Cruising the Canal, Damaging the Diolkos

One of the consequences of spending a summer morning talking with Sophia Loverdou was seeing the diolkos in a whole new light.  I had contacted Sophia following the recommendation of a reviewer (on a forthcoming diolkos article) that a woman … Continue reading

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A Cruise Ship in the Corinth Canal

In early June I had the chance to visit the Corinth Canal with Sophia Loverdou, the woman who has launched a campaign to save the ancient diolkos (more on that campaign later in the week).  As I wrote in this … Continue reading

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Tsunamis in the Gulf of Corinth

When the terrible tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan six months ago, I couldn’t stop following the media coverage of the sheer destruction.  I was glued to the unfolding event all the more as I watched friends in Hawaii … Continue reading

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Ano Vayia and Lychnari Tower

The Saronic coast of the southern Corinthia provides some of the most beautiful views of Corinthian territory.  It also provided for the Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey some of its most spectacular finds.  One week spent in the area of Kalamianos … Continue reading

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Views from Mt. Oneion

I was twice dragged up to the top of Mt. Oneion, the range that marks the visual southern boundary of the Isthmus.  While Dimitri Nakassis and I were walking survey teams around the plain of the Isthmus in 2000 and … Continue reading

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