Teach Through Educational Travel: Temple of Apollo
The Temple of Apollo was built in the Doric Style, with 6 columns at each end, and 15 columns along each side. They are made from single pieces of stone (monolithic), quarried from the limestone ridge nearby. Each column is over 23 feet high! Today, seven of the columns remain standing, with a bit of the entablature (top) resting atop these columns
- Take a look at this plan of Ancient Corinth. Can you imagine it in real time, back in the day? Discuss what the area might have looked like, and how people flowed through and used the area.
Excavations of Ancient Corinth have been carried out by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, starting in 1896 and continuing until the present day. Read about the excavations, a brief history of Corinth, and then peruse the online catalog of findings. Discover several items, from different categories, and then discuss why they call to you. It might be a powerful image, an extraordinary statue (I love cloth folds, in marble), architectural drawings, etc.
Look at these drawings of the Temple of Apollo over time (1751-1927) . How do artists choose to represent their reality? Do you think it is a good idea to leave out roads, villages, mountains, in the name of artistic license?