Civic Priests

Civic Priests

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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.Shipley, G., Hansen, M. H. (2006). a#39;The Polis and Federalisma#39;, ... S. (1997). a#39;The Early Reception of the Imperial Cult in Athens: Problems and Ambiguitiesa#39;, in: The Romanization of Athens. Proceedings of an International Conference held at Lincoln, Nebraska (April 1996), ed. by M. C. Hoff, S. I. Rotroff. Oxford, 183-201.

Title:Civic Priests
Author:Marietta Horster, Anja Klöckner
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2012-01-01


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