Hesperia 82.3 just posted at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens website. The new issue includes an article by C.K. Williams II titled “Corinth, 2011: Investigation of the West Hall of the Theater.”
The article comprises an overview of the work carried out by the ASCSA Corinth Excavations west of the theater in 2011.
We reported briefly on this work in 2011:
- New Excavation Season at Corinth Now Underway (April 11, 2011)
- Corinth Excavations (June 21, 2011)
- “Straight from the Butcher’s Block” – A Report on Corinth Excavations of 2011 (Dec. 27, 2011)
And on MacKinnon’s analysis of the cattle bone for an AIA paper last year:
- Cattle Bones at Corinth (Jan. 10, 2013)
Haven’t yet had a chance to get a copy, but the abstract suggests there is much relevant here for our understanding of Greek, Roman, and Late Antique Corinth. Here’s the abstract:
The 2011 excavations at ancient Corinth focused on the Roman use of the area west of the theater’s stage building. Indications of the interior decoration of the West Hall were among the most interesting finds; also found was evidence for the continued vitality of the area after a.d. 400, which was indicated by a large number of amphoras and by a dump of 8 to 10 tons of cattle and sheep/goat bones over the, by that time, defunct West Hall. The 6th-century Roman fortification wall was also investigated. Also significant was the discovery of the westernmost foundation block of the west parodos of the Greek theater, which was exposed under the earliest Roman floor.