Civic Priests: Volume 58

Civic Priests: Volume 58 : Cult Personnel in Athens from the Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity

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Images and inscriptions indicate how priests and cult personnel saw themselves and were viewed by others. Cultural records like dedications, honorific statues and decrees are central to understanding how the roles of priests and priestesses were constructed in social and political terms in post-classical Athens. The approaches in this study are both historical and archaeological, and elucidate the religious functions that the cult personnel fulfilled for the city, and their perception, by themselves and by others, as citizens of the polis.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 249 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • De Gruyter
  • Walter de Gruyter & Co
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • 3110258072
  • 9783110258073

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Author Information

Marietta Horster, Universitat Mainz, Germany; Anja Klockner, Universitat Giesen, Germany.

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Review quote

"This volume will thus represent an important point of reference (as well as a source of ideas) for further research on ancient Greek priesthoods, at the same time as it raises expectations for the planned second volume."Francesco Camia in BMCR 2013.07.15

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