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Municipal Imperial Cults: A Survey

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Synthesizes the existing evidence for municipal imperial cults in the cities of Asia (Ephesos, Priene, Miletos, Sardis, Pergamon). An examination of imperial cults in temple settings and those ... More


Municipal Imperial Cults: Two Case Studies

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Closer scrutiny of two well‐documented temples adds nuance to the survey in the preceding chapter. The Sebasteion at Aphrodisias and the Augusteion at Ephesos show the diversity that is included in ... More


Cult and Identity in the Far West: Phokaians, Ionians, and Hellenes

Irad Malkin

in A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Self-aware networks of cults articulated circles of collective identity: the polis (here Phokaia), region (Ionia, the West), the subethnic “Phokaian” (Greeks in the west), “Ionian,” and the “Greek.” ... More


The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Guy Maclean Rogers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Artemis of Ephesos was one of the most widely worshiped deities of the Greco-Roman world. Her temple, the Artemision, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and for more than half a ... More


Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

Katherine Shaner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190275068
eISBN:
9780190275082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275068.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Slaves were ubiquitous in the first- and second-century CE Roman Empire, and early Christian texts reflect this fact. This book argues that enslaved persons engaged in leadership roles in civic and ... More


Continuity in Change

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains the mysteries of Artemis, whicxh include the formal, logical relationship between ancient votive religion and mystery cults, as well as some of the less widely appreciated ... More


Funeral Games

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the military, political, and rhetorical struggles among powerful Macedonian kings and their allies within Ephesos during the early years of the Macedonian Centuries. No ... More


Mystic Sacrifices

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the incorporation of Ephesos into the Roman province of Asia after 133 bc. During the intervening centuries, following in the footsteps of Lysimachos, a series of ambitious and ... More


“The Nurse of Its Own Ephesian God”

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that after a comparatively rich supply of evidence for the celebration of the mysteries of Artemis between ad 98 and 162, the vein of Kouretes's lists unfortunately runs dry ... More


Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains the Christianization of the urban landscape of Ephesos after the beginning of the fourth century. Mysteries and sacrifices certainly were celebrated in the old polis of Ephesos ... More


Reading, Hearing, and Looking at Ephesos

Barbara Burrell

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the reconstruction of ancient “reading experiences”, where most literary and epigraphic Greek and Latin texts are not in their original condition or context. It focuses on the ... More


“We do not grant that their synagogues shall stand, but want them to be converted in form to churches”: —Novella 37, Justinian, August 1, 535

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in The Mediterranean Diaspora in Late Antiquity: What Christianity Cost the Jews

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190222277
eISBN:
9780190222291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190222277.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

Evidence for Jews in the Mediterranean diaspora wanes by the fifth century. Few laws pertain to Jews between Theodosios II’s death and the ascension of Justinian seventy-five years later. Material ... More


In the Face of Panhellenic War: Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, 340–334

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The years that preceded the invasion of Asia Minor were marked by assassination and palace uprisings. Philip’s murder in 336 proved less detrimental—indeed, it brought to the throne of Macedon a man ... More


Power in Perspectives: Interpreting Enslaved Presence in Archaeological Materials

Katherine A. Shaner

in Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190275068
eISBN:
9780190275082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275068.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter suggests a reorientation of interpretive strategy for archaeological materials that explicitly recognizes the ubiquitous presence of slaves; takes seriously the persuasive, prescriptive ... More


Power Plays: Roman Policies, Public Slaves, and Social Status

Katherine A. Shaner

in Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190275068
eISBN:
9780190275082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275068.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines a decree issued by the Roman proconsul in Ephesos, Paullus Fabius Persicus, which mandates specific changes in the Artemis cult. It also studies the ways in which two locations ... More


Shifting Power: Ambiguous Status, Visual Rhetoric, and the Enslaved in Imperial Sacrificial Practices

Katherine A. Shaner

in Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190275068
eISBN:
9780190275082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275068.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores differences between rhetorics of sacrifice in inscriptional evidence in Ephesos and in imperial depictions. Different rhetorics around configurations of sacrificial personnel ... More


On Slaves and Other Things: Ephesos (and Corinth) and the Letter to Philemon

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that the letters of Paul are thoroughly infused with the slave-trading mentalities of the Roman world. Greek and Roman law and literature present the enslaved person as being both ... More


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