Topography - City organization

In the first gallery of the upper floor there is a section introducing the visitor into the topography of ancient Corcyra and its fundamental political institutions.

The main topographic landmarks of the ancient city were its two ports and the Kanoni peninsula, marked by hills on the east and a milder relief on the west. An important feature of the urban planning was the sturdy fortification wall, which protected the city and at the same time separated it from the necropolis, which extended to the north, where present-day Garitsa is.

The center of the economic and political life of the city was the agora, parts of which have been revealed in the region of Palaeopolis. In the agora the Alia, i.e. the assembly of the demos of Corcyra, was convened in order to discuss civic affairs and to take decisions. From this area various inscriptions with a political content were retrieved, such as a decree of the people (demos), which is on display. 

In the same gallery there are also other epigraphic documents of public or private character such as two bronze proxeny stelae and a lead lamella, on which a house mortgage was engraved.

Marble plinthos with votive inscription on two consecutive sides. The dedicator, archigrammateus (head secretary) of the xystos (portico for training in running) from Ephesus, thanks the protector of seafarers Zeus Kassius for saving him at a shipwreck. 2nd c. AD
Bronze inscribed proxeny tablet in honor of Philistion, son of Theudoros from Locroi. End of the 3rd c. BC
Inscribed leaden plaque, which relates a private contract under witnesses between two women, Lamaetha and Myrtis, regarding the mortgage for the latter’s house. 1st half of the 2nd c. BC
         
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