Kolonides (Messenia) 4 Vournaria - Κολωνίδες

Κολωνίδες - Kolonides, Classical to Roman settlement near Vournaria in Messenia Peloponnese
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Latitude: 36.836100
Longitude: 21.928800
Confidence: Low

Greek name: Κολωνίδες
Place ID: 368219UKol
Time period: CHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Messinia
Mod: Vournaria

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Modern Description: A large building, 4.8 N of modern Koroni, which was probably 'the villa of a rich man or a gymnasium,'; can be dated in the Early Imperial period. It had three rooms, while a fourth room was situated ca. 30 m farther to the E. In the first room (5.7 m each side) a superb mosaic was discovered, which is now preserved in the Benakeion Museum at Kalamata. The stones of the mosaic vary in size, shape, and color. In the center of a simple sixfold frame was a quadrangular field (3.1 x 3.1 m) divided by plaited borders into a central circle, four semicircles, and four quarter circles, the last in the corners. In the central circle are depicted a Satyr, a panther, and, between them, Dionysos. In the four surrounding semicircles are painted scenes from the amphitheater (bull with gladiator), lion with gladiator, the scene of a tigerhunt, and a hunter (ill-preserved). Between the central circle and the corners are square fields with theatrical masks hung from red ribbons (two male, one female, one lost) while in the NW, SW corners are painted kantharoi surrounded by branches, and in the NE a running female panther. The fourth one (SW), probably occupied by another panther, is entirely lost. The mosaic themes of the other rooms form ornamental compositions. (G. S. KORRES)

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)


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