Judy Barringer (University of Edinburgh) will address the topic
“The workings of Treasuries in Greek Sanctuaries.”
The Athens Greek Religion Seminar is presented by the Swedish Institute at Athens.
Scholars have long examined treasuries, particularly the well-known examples at
Olympia and Delphi. The scholarly focus has been on architecture and sculpture
when it exists. Although we know from ancient authors, such as Pausanias, that
treasuries housed objects, specifically gifts to the god, less attention has been
given to their administration, placement, accessibility, and other functions. This
paper addresses these questions.