Hiketai and Theōroi at Epidauros
This chapter explores an aspect of healing-pilgrimage that is often neglected — supplication (Greek hiketeia). It analyses the relation between this and on the one hand other forms of supplication, and on the other hand theōria, which is primarily a matter of the activities of sacred delegates acting on behalf of their city-state, whereas hiketeia is usually conducted by individual suppliants making requests of the god on their own behalf. This thoughtful comparison helps to sharpen our understanding of both categories.
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