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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
Korion (Melambes). Fifteen km S of the small Greek city of Sybrita. There is no evidence
for either Minoan or Roman occupation of the same site, and the city seems to
belong only to the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Evidence from the summit
of the acropolis suggests that here, at least, abandonment may have followed violent
destruction by fire.
The focus of the settlement is a small, flat-topped acropolis around
which there are traces of walls, probably of a retaining nature rather than defensive.
On the top of the acropolis there are the remains of a building which Hood suggests
may have been the Temple of Athena, whose presence is indicated by an inscription
found in the city below. The principal area of settlement below the acropolis
appears to have been to the E, where house walls may be traced. The city's water
supply, almost certainly the spring 100 m W of the acropolis, therefore seems
likely to have lain outside the occupied area of the city.
K. Branigan, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites,
Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from
Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Corium. Korion: Eth. Koresios Steph. B.: Kurna. A town of Crete, near which
was a temple to Athena (comp. Paus. viii. 21. § 4; Cic. N. D. iii. 23) and lake
(limne Koresia). As there is no other lake in the island, Mr. Pashley, from the
identity of this physical feature, fixes the position near the small lake Kurna,
at the foot of the hills on the S. edge of the plain which runs along the shore
from Armyro eastward.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
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