Hellenistic sanctuaries : between Greece and Rome / edited by Milena Melfi & Olympia Bobou.

Sanctuaries were at the heart of Greek religious, social, political, and cultural life; however, we have limited understanding of how sanctuary spaces, politics, and rituals intersected in the Greek cities of the Hellenistic and Republican periods. The focus of this book is on the archaeology of san...

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Other Authors: Melfi, Milena (Editor), Bobou, Olympia, 1974- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: On sanctuaries and poleis / Milena Melfi
  • Euergetism and religion in the cities of the Peloponnese (first century BC to first century AD): between civic traditions and self-assertion of the elites / Yves Lafond
  • Re-shaping the sacred landscape through benefaction: the sanctuary of Lykosoura in the Peloponnese / Maria Kantirea
  • Artemis Lykoatis and the bones of Arkas: sanctuaries and territoriality / Björn Forsén
  • Traditionalism in cult practice from Hellenistic to Roman times in Kameiros / Luigi M. Caliò
  • Damophon of Messene in the Ionian coast of Greece: making, re-making, and updating cult statues in the second century BC / Milena Melfi
  • Hellenistic divine images and the power of tradition / Joannis Mylonopoulos
  • Sacred space and the politics of multiculturalism in Demetrias (Thessaly) / Sofia Kravaritou
  • Renaissance or decline? The shrine of Dodona in the Hellenistic period / Jessica Piccinini
  • Architecture and rituals in the Hellenistic age: the case of the Asklepieion in Kos / Elisabetta Interdonato
  • New images for new gods: changes in votive habits in the Hellenistic period / Olympia Bobou
  • Wreaths, shields, and old statues: Roman magistrates in sanctuaries of Greece / Annalisa Lo Monaco
  • The making of a colonial Pantheon in the colonies of Caesar in Greece: the case of Corinth / Milena Melfi
  • Tauromenion (Taormina, Sicily): the Hellenistic sacred area near the church of Santa Caterina and its transformations during the Roman Imperial age / Lorenzo Campagna.