The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore

Author: Nancy Bookidis
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ISBN: 1621390268
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The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore from the Author: Nancy Bookidis. 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.

The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore

Author: Gloria S. Merker
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876611845
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The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore from the Author: Gloria S. Merker. About 24,000 figurines and fragments have been found on Acrocorinth, and this study greatly increases our understanding of the way in which this artform developed over the centuries. The figures depicted also reveal new evidence about the deities and heroes recognized at the sanctuary, the age and gender of the participants in the rituls, the offerings they brought, and the nature of their cultic activities.

The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore

Author: Nancy Bookidis
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 0876611838
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The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore from the Author: Nancy Bookidis. A careful and detailed presentation of the architectural remains of the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on the slopes of Acrocorinth, beginning with the earliest traces of occupation in the Mycenaean period and ending with the Late Roman cemetery. The first chapter presents the ancient testimonia for the location of the Sanctuary and details its discovery by the excavators. In the chapters on the architecture, arranged chronologically, the authors describe in detail the buildings found on each of the three terraces of the Sanctuary, including the dining rooms, cooking and bathing facilities, and religious structures. A separate chapter discusses the elements of the Acrocorinth dining rooms and their place in the architecture of sacred dining. Extensively illustrated with section drawings and plans. "The volume serves up a very large body of data which can be used by scholars in various subdisciplines--architectural history, art history (sculpture and mosaics), religious studies, etc. The authors encourage the reader to refrain from extensive interpretation of cult due to the fact that key studies of sanctuary material have yet to be published, but this advice will surely fall on deaf ears because this publication offers evidence of a unique architectural setting and an array of associated finds. Its thoroughness will do much to stimulate discussion on the topics of Ancient Greek dining rituals, the development of Greek sanctuaries, and the organization of ritual space" Blanche Menadier, The Classical Review (2001, pp. 195-196).

Demeter And Persephone In Ancient Corinth

Author: Nancy Bookidis
Publisher: ASCSA
ISBN: 9780876616710
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Demeter And Persephone In Ancient Corinth from the Author: Nancy Bookidis. When the Roman tourist Pausanias visited Corinth around A.D. 160, he saw many shrines and buildings high up to the south of the city, on the slopes of Acrocorinth. This booklet describes excavations at one of these, the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone (Kore). The details of religious rites revealed are of particular interest since the cult of the two goddesses, also celebrated at Eleusis, is one of the most mysterious in antiquity, and no literary testimony exists to explain what may have happened behind the high walls. Terracotta dolls, ritual meals of pork, and miniature models of food-filled platters hint at a vigorous religious tradition associated with human and agricultural fertility.

The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore

Author: Ronald Stroud
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ISBN: 1621390136
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The Sanctuary Of Demeter And Kore from the Author: Ronald Stroud. Excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth, 1961-1975, produced more than 170 inscribed objects of stone, bronze, and bone, as well as lead weights, mosaics, dipinti and graffiti on pottery, clay pinakes, and magical lead tablets. All of the inscriptions in this volume are transcribed, and the author relates them to an overall interpretation of the activities, secular and religious, attested in this shrine during its long period of use from the 7th century B.C. until the end of the 4th century A.D. Where possible, the author also draws out their implications for and contribution to the history of ancient Corinth, the worship of the goddesses Demeter and Kore, and the practice of magic, especially in the Roman period. This is the final publication of all the inscribed objects from the sanctuary, excluding stamped amphora handles and loomweights, which will be included in a later fascicle.

Sanctuaries And The Sacred In The Ancient Greek World

Author: John Pedley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521809351
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Sanctuaries And The Sacred In The Ancient Greek World from the Author: John Pedley. The first chapters outline important themes and issues, including locations and their meanings, defining features of sanctuaries, the relationship between structure and ritual, political as well as religious functions, transformations over time, and the activities and experiences of the individual. These themes are linked to historic and specific sanctuaries, notably Olympia and Delphi, as examples of major international sanctuaries; Samos and Poseidonia, as urban sanctuaries in different parts of the Greek world; and the acropolis in Athens. Final chapters trace the consequences of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, as well as the impact of Turks, travelers, archaeologists, and tourists on these sites. Written in a clear style and richly illustrated, this 2005 book is intended for students and provides an accessible yet authoritative introduction to the material aspects of ancient Greek sanctuaries and the ritual activities which took place there. It includes a lengthy glossary and a chapter bibliography.

A Companion To Greek Religion

Author: Daniel Ogden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334174
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A Companion To Greek Religion from the Author: Daniel Ogden. This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine

Greek Sanctuaries

Author: Robin Hagg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113480167X
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Greek Sanctuaries from the Author: Robin Hagg. First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Greek Religion

Author: Jan N. Bremmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780199220731
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Greek Religion from the Author: Jan N. Bremmer. Designed to meet the needs of a wide audience Greece and Rome's emphasis is on the literary evaluation of the major Greek and Roman authors. It includes articles on ancient history, art, archaeology, and the classical tradition. A special feature of the journal is the section of Subject Reviews in which publications covering literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, and general interest are assessed. The reviews are grouped thematically. Over 90 books are covered in each issue, and the speed with which they are reviewed after publication is a particular strength of the journal.