Ancient Tenea - 2017
Ancient Tenea. Elena Korka (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports) and Paraskevi Evangeloglou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports) report the following:
Occupying a strategic location controlling the roadway from Argos to ancient Corinth, Tenea was a prosperous city in the 8th century BC due to its participation in the colonization of Syracuse. Pausanias states that the residents of Tenea were Trojan prisoners that Agamemnon brought over after the fall of Troy. Strabo mentions that Tenea was the place where Corinthian king Polybus nursed Oedipus. Strabo also informs us that Tenea became independent after the Roman destruction of Corinth. Archaeological investigations carried out in 2013-2017 in ancient Tenea at Chiliomodi in the Corinthia revealed an Archaic cemetery with unique finds, an extensive and rich Hellenistic and Roman cemetery, and part of one of the ancient city’s main roads. The Roman cemetery included an important Roman funerary monument built over a cistern, which had been used for ritual purposes.
Xanthopoulou, M., Banou, A., Zymi, E., Giannouli, E., Karapanagiotou, A. and Koumousi, A. (eds). 2020. Το αρχαιολογικό έργο στην Πελοπόννησο 2. Πρακτικά της Β ́ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης Καλαμάτα, 1-4 Νοεμβρίου 2017. pp. 295–304