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Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Milena Melfi and Olympia Bobou


Sanctuaries were at the heart of Greek religious, social, political, and cultural life; however, we have limited understanding of how sanctuary spaces, politics, and rituals intersected in the Greek cities of the Hellenistic and Republican periods. The focus of this book is on the archaeology of sanctuaries between 300 and 30 BC and how material culture can elucidate the complex relationship between physical space, various intervening forces (kings, federations, foreign powers), and ritual practices in the world of the ‘old polis’. How did political choices and decisions influence the function ... More

Keywords: Greek, sanctuaries, Hellenistic, religion, architecture, sculpture, epigraphy, material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654130
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Milena Melfi, editor
Lecturer, University of Oxford

Olympia Bobou, editor
Research Assistant, Ashmolean Museum