The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays

by Nancy Bookidis and Elizabeth G. Pemberton

Corinth XVIII.7
256 pp, 50 pls, 2 tables
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-187-6
Publication Date: Nov 2015
Status: Active

Retail Price $150


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.

"In sum, The Greek Lamps and Offering Trays is a highly valuable addition to our knowledge about the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore. Bookidis and Pemberton provide in this lavishly illustrated book an expert overview of both the lamps and offering trays attested." Mark van der Enden, Journal of Greek Archaeology 1 (2016), pp. 450-542

". . . handelt es sich um eine gewohnt souveräne und verlässliche Publikation, die wichtige Materialgruppen aus einem wichtigen Fundplatz für die Fachöffentlichkeit verfügbar macht. Der Band hat, wie auch die übrigen Bände der Reihe, Referenzcharakter.” Torsten Mattern, Gnomon 91.4 (2019), pp. 382-384