Corinth Monument: South Basilica
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Monument
Name:   South Basilica
Description:   The south basilica appears to have been built using the earlier Julian Basilica as a prototype. The entrance to the basilica from the north was via a broad marble reveted concrete staircase in a court created out of two of the former South Stoa rooms. The extant remains are of a crypto-porticus surrounding a raised, rectangular platform. The latter supported the columns defining the central space of the storey above.
The same event which damaged the West Shops’ colonnade in the late 4th century also seems to have damaged the entrance to the basilica. An inscription identifies the same Emperors, Valentinian and Valens, as benefactors of the reconstruction work. The structure was no longer standing in the fifth century when a house was built over the eastern end of the crypto-porticus.
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Weinberg, Corinth 1.5, 1960
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