Cult and Koinon in Hellenistic Thessaly

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BRILL, Jul 27, 2011 - Religion - 210 pages
"Cult and" Koinon "in Hellenistic Thessaly" examines the territorial expansion of the Thessalian League ca. 196-27 BCE and the development of the state religion of the League. Individual chapters trace the adoption of a common Thessalian calendar by new members of the League, the establishment of new regional festivals, the elaboration or reorganization of older cults, and League participation in a network of international festivals; cult could equally well enact alternatives to this political arrangement, however, and older religious traditions continued to be maintained both within new League territories and especially at Delphi. The result is a fresh portrait of the politics of cult on the Greek mainland in the later Hellenistic period.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I Thessalian Histories
7
II The Federal Sanctuaries
43
III The Thessalian Calendars
87
IV International Religion
115
Ainian Futures
153
Epigraphic Appendix
159
Bibliography
183
Index locorum
199
Subject Index
209
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Denver Graninger, Ph.D. (2006) in Classics, Cornell University, is Director of the American Research Center in Sofia. He has published widely on the history and religion of the northern Greek world in antiquity.

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