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Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748637980
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0004
Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions

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Fritz Graf explores the ways in which epigraphy contributes to our understanding of Greek divinities. He focuses on the corpora of inscriptions from two cities in particular, Priene in Asia Minor and Gonnoi in Thessaly. He treats several themes: sanctuaries, priests and priestesses; sacred laws; cult epithets (or epicleses) and theophoric names; the rare cult of the Kouretes; festivals and private interactions with the gods

Keywords: Inscriptions; Priene; Gonnoi; Sanctuaries; Priests and priestesses; Sacred laws; Theophoric names; Epicleses; Kouretes; Festivals

Chapter.  12347 words. 

Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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