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Returning to the Beginning: Towards Insular Identity on Fifth-Century Rhodes

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219964
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191712968 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0006

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs

Returning to the Beginning: Towards Insular Identity on Fifth-Century Rhodes

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This chapter discusses Pindar's Olympian 7, glittering from Athena's temple at Lindos. It adds that the Pindar Olympian was chosen out of all the imaginable expressions of cultural identity to decorate Rhodes religious showpiece, provoking one of the most evocative images of antiquity. It shows a link between a set of aetiological myths and rituals to each other for one and the same festive occasion.

Keywords: Athena; Lindos; temple; cultural identity

Chapter.  23224 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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