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Milena Melfi and Olympia Bobou

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654130

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.001.0001

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Re-shaping the sacred landscape through benefaction

Re-shaping the sacred landscape through benefaction

The sanctuary of Lykosoura in the Peloponnese

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(p.27) 3 Re-shaping the sacred landscape through benefaction
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Hellenistic Sanctuaries
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Maria Kantirea

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0003

The inscription IG V.2, 515 is revisited in order to explore the building activity at the sanctuary of Lykosoura in the Roman period. It is an honorific decree for one of the aristocrats of Megalopolis, Xenarchos son of Onesikrates, for his benefactions for the city and the sanctuary. The examination of the buildings ascribed to his generosity and that of the material remains at the site help us understanding the topographical developments of the sanctuary as much as the ritual changes. Financing and managing cult activity reflected both personal ambitions and political aspirations of the highest ranks of Greco-Roman society and culminated in the introduction of the imperial cult at Megalopolis, with the result of further strengthening the ties between Rome and the Greek periphery.

Keywords:   Lykosoura, Peloponnese, epigraphy, sanctuary, building, benefaction, honorific decrees, Greco-Roman, society, imperial cult

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