Detail of capitals and architrave, Corinth, Temple of Apollo

Distant overall view from S, Corinth, Temple of Apollo

Aerial view from N, detail of excavated area, including Agora and Theater,...

Overall view from NE with Acrocorinth in background, Corinth, Temple of Ap...

West end of colonnade from N, Corinth, Temple of Apollo

Detail of Doric capital, Corinth, Temple of Apollo

Context: Corinth
Type: Temple
Summary: Peripteral temple; in the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Date: ca. 540 BC

Column shaft height: ca. 4 m; column base diameter: ca. 1.9 m.

Region: Corinthia
Period: Archaic


Doric peripteral temple, 6 x 15 columns. Double cella, one opening west, one opening east, with no door adjoining the 2 rooms. Each cella had 2 rows of columns and a pronaos which was distyle in antis. A total of 38 columns.


This temple replaces an earlier temple, ca. 625 B.C., on the same location.

Other Bibliography:

PECS, 240-241; Dinsmoor 1975, 89-90; Rossiter 1981, 241-242