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The Discovery of Inscriptions and the Legitimation of New Cults

Aude Busine

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the discovery of allegedly ‘old’ inscriptions in pagan and Christian antiquity. The forgeries were supposed to be antique and sacred, and aimed at legitimising new cults. ... More


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