Kaia C. Brose

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Clayton Lehmann


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.

Subject Categories

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



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