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The Gods of Ancient GreeceIdentities and Transformations$
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Jan Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637980

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.001.0001

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Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions

Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions

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(p.55) 3 Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions
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The Gods of Ancient Greece
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Jan N. Bremmer

Andrew Erskine

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0004

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

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