The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays Published
January 4, 2016
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Corinth XVIII.7. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays, by Nancy Bookidis and Elizabeth G. Pemberton. 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 presented in this volume 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.
Part I: The Greek Lamps, by Nancy Bookidis
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Catalogue: Corinthian Lamps
Chapter 3: Catalogue: Imported Lamps, Multiple Lamps, Stands, and Lanterns
Part II: The Offering Trays, by Elizabeth G. Pemberton
Chapter 4: Introduction
Chapter 5: Catalogue: Offering Trays
Appendix: Contexts of the Lamps and Offering Trays
Concordance to Catalogue
Indexes (General, Comparanda, Pottery Lots, Ancient Sources, Greek and Latin)
Corinth XVIII.7. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays
256 pp, 50 plates, 2 tables
Casebound, 9" x 12"
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