Singular Dedications

Singular Dedications : Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece

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Often ignored in studies of Classical Greek religion, private cults were widespread in the Hellenistic world. Although worshippers in Classical Greece were normally involved in group and civic worship, there is evidence that they could also act outside of these constraints, expressing their piety through the financing and administration of cults they established on their own. Singular Dedications is the first comprehensive study of this phenomenon, examining three case studies that represent the diversity and complexity that characterize ancient Greek religion in the Classical period.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures
  • 0415967015
  • 9780415967013

Review quote

'It is an interesting, densely argued and extremely scholarly work.' - Journal of Hellenic Studies

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Table of contents

List of figures Preface Abbreviations Chapter 1: Approaching Private Cults Chapter 2: Xenocratia Chapter 3: Archedamus of Thera Chapter 4: Xenophon Conclusion

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