The Gymnasium Area: Sculpture

by Mary C. Sturgeon

Corinth XXIII.1
240 pp, 48 pls, 8 color pls, 1 table
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-024-4
Publication Date: Fall 2021
Status: Not Yet Published

Retail Price $150


Volume XXIII in the Corinth series is dedicated to the finds from the Gymnasium Area, excavated between 1965 and 1971 by James R. Wiseman and the University of Texas at Austin. Fascicle XXIII.1 presents the marble sculpture, 126 pieces dating between the 6th century B.C. and 5th century A.D. and found in or near a variety of built features, including the ornately decorated Bath-fountain complex. The sculptural finds include portraits of athletes and civic officials, depictions of Dionysos, Hermes, Aphrodite and the Nymphs, as well as herms and statue bases. This corpus grants us insight into the sculptural practices after the founding of the Roman colony at Corinth, and critical knowledge concerning display context, reuse, and the deposition of sculpture at a gymnasium in a large regional center of the eastern Mediterranean.

About the Author: Mary C. Sturgeon is Professor Emerita of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill