The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays [Hardback]

Nancy Bookidis (Author); Elizabeth G. Pemberton (Author)

ISBN: 9780876611876 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Corinth | Volume: 18.7 | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 256p, H305 x W229 (mm) 50 plates, 2 tables

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The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore


This volume continues the publication of excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth. It incorporates two bodies of material: Greek lamps and offering trays. The lamps include those made from the 7th through 2nd centuries B.C., together with a few Roman examples not included in Corinth XVIII.2. They served to provide light and to accompany the rites of sacrifice. The offering trays differ from the liknon-type offering trays published by A. Brumfield; they support a variety of vessels rather than types of food and had a symbolic function in the Sanctuary rituals. They are extremely common in the Sanctuary and only rarely attested elsewhere.

Reviews & Quotes

"[T]his volume is of great importance to anyone studying miscellaneous terracotta finds in sanctuaries, the cult and sanctuaries of Demeter and Kore, and the dedications offered to them. As the first comprehensive publication of several important finds categories that have often been overlooked, it will undoubtedly become a reference point in the future for studies in the field."
Stelios Ieremias
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (30/11/2022)

"...this volume marvellously succeeds in furthering our understanding of the sanctuary and its associated material culture and is an excellent companion to the earlier volumes detailing the Greek and Roman pottery and terracottas recovered from the site… an excellent example of how a multi-year research and publication project, focussing on a specific site, is able to gradually build up a highly detailed picture upon which future research can build and expand."
Mark van der Enden
Journal of Greek Archeology (06/12/2016)

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