The End of the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth

by Kathleen Warner Slane

Hesperia, Volume 77, Issue 3
Page(s): 465-496
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40205758
Year: 2008


The end of cult activity in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth has previously been dated to the third or fourth quarter of the 4th century. Because some scholars have suggested that the latest lamps from the sanctuary date to ca. 425 or 450, the author reexamined the context pottery in search of 5th-century material. This article supplements the catalogue in Corinth XVIII.2, reviews the coins and fine wares on which the dates were based, and reconsiders the amphoras, coarse wares, and lamps. The new material is largely datable to the late 5th and 6th centuries and seems to be associated with robbing trenches or the late cemetery rather than with the pagan cult.