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PlatonopolisPlatonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity$
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Dominic J. O'Meara

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199285532

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.001.0001

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The Political Function of Religion

The Political Function of Religion

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(p.116) 10 The Political Function of Religion
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Platonopolis
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Dominic J. O’Meara

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0010

This chapter concerns the political importance of religion. Plato’s views on this theme are briefly sketched, as is the Neoplatonic interpretation of these views, with particular reference to Julian the Emperor’s political programme, Iamblichus’ views on religious cults, the place of public and private cult, and of theurgy in the divinization of the soul.

Keywords:   religion, theurgy, public cult, Julian the Emperor, Iamblichus

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