Civic Priests: Cult Personnel in Athens from the Hellenistic Period to Late Antiquity (Google eBook)

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Marietta Horster, Anja Klöckner
Walter de Gruyter, Nov 30, 2011 - Religion - 249 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Priests priesthoods cult personnel traditional and new approaches
5
Tradition Repräsentation Distinktion Eine Fallstudie zu Reliefweihungen von Priestern im späthellenistischen und römischen Attika ...
27
The social construction of priests and priestesses in Athenian honorific decrees from the fourth century BC to the Augustan period ...
67
Prêtres et prêtresses dAthènes et de Délos à travers les décrets honorifiques athéniens 16788 a C ...
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The tenure appointment and eponymy of priesthoods and their debatable ideological and political implications ...
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Heidnische Priester in Attika vom dritten bis zum fünften Jahrhundert nach Christus
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some considerations
219
Indices
237
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Marietta Horster, Universität Mainz, Germany; Anja Klöckner, Universität Gießen, Germany.

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