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Iranian Names and the Presence of Persians in the Religious Sanctuaries of Asia Minor

Stephen Mitchell

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264126
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0009

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Iranian Names and the Presence of Persians in the Religious Sanctuaries of Asia Minor

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This chapter examines Iranian names and Persian influence on the religious sanctuaries in Asia Minor. It explains that religious cults with Persian associations were extraordinarily tenacious and long-lasting across the entire land mass of Asia Minor, but that Persian influence on religious activity in Asia Minor was not uniform in nature. The chapter suggests that many of the cults in Asia Minor were undoubtedly of a hybrid nature and contained Greek or native Anatolian as well as Iranian features.

Keywords: Iranian names; Persian influence; religious sanctuaries; Asia Minor; religious activity

Chapter.  9685 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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