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Athenian Agora XXXI: The City Eleusinion

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A study of the sanctuary of Eleusinian Demeter; contains stratigraphical evidence from excavation at the Sanctuary, a Hellenistic stoa, the temple of Triptoloemos and a propylon, with description of the pottery, discussion of ritual plemochoe and catalogues of inscriptions, sculpture and architectural finds. Includes a topographical survey.

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Overview

A study of the sanctuary of Eleusinian Demeter; contains stratigraphical evidence from excavation at the Sanctuary, a Hellenistic stoa, the temple of Triptoloemos and a propylon, with description of the pottery, discussion of ritual plemochoe and catalogues of inscriptions, sculpture and architectural finds. Includes a topographical survey.

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Reports on excavations of a sanctuary situated outside the ancient Athenian Agora on the slope leading to the Akropolis. The project was carried out by the Agora staff in 1936-39 and 1959-60. Though they excavated only part of the site, the incomplete findings are published anyway because the sanctuary served as the terminus for the important festival of the Eleusinian Mysteries. 12.5" high. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876612316
  • Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Series: Athenian Agora Series
  • Edition description: Volume XXXI
  • Pages: 240

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