Corinth Monument: Captives' Facade
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Monument
Name:   Captives' Facade
Description:   An ornate two story facade located in front of the early basilica flanks the Lechaion Road between the North Shops and the Monumental Gate. The upper story consisted of a row of six larger-than-life-size figures standing against Corinthian piers. The two best preserved pillars represent men in eastern dress wearing Phrygian caps. Two heads of women from the same monument indicate that the males were accompanied by female figures. They may have been personifications of geographical places. The monument has been thought to commemorate the victories of the Emperor Septimius Severus over the Parthians in A.D. 197.
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Stillwell et al., Corinth 1.2, 1941
Publication: Ajootian, Hesperia 83.2, 2014
Publication: Richardson, American Journal of Archaeology 6.1, 1902
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