Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth reflects gender ideologies and concerns within the larger region of Korinthia. Archaeological finds particularly serve to illustrate the sanctuary’s role in maintaining these gender ideologies and concerns. This thesis focuses on the depiction of gender ideologies that reflect a shift toward a wealthier material culture in sixth-century Corinth with themes of feminine virtue and fertility prevalent in the sanctuary. The study of certain ceramics shapes and iconography serves to reveal the sanctuary’s role within the larger religious landscape it was located in. The kalathos, pyxis/Frauenfest scene, and the liknon illustrate the presence of a fertility concern in the early sixth century while indicating a shift in material wealth through shapes associated with expensive material like jewelry.
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Religion | Women's Studies
Ancient Greece, Archaic, Gender, Religion, Sanctuary, Women
Number of Pages
University of South Dakota
Brose, Kaia C., "The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Portrayal of Corinthian Gender Ideologies in Ritual Landscape" (2023). Dissertations and Theses. 161.