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Priests and Initiates

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Much of the evidence for the religious affiliations of pagan aristocrats comes from inscribed dedications—more indeed than most people probably realize. In simpler times it was taken for granted that ... More


On the Error of Profane Religions: Emperors and Traditional Religion after Constantine

Mattias P. Gassman

in Worshippers of the Gods: Debating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190082444
eISBN:
9780190082475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082444.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In the mid-340s, Firmicus Maternus, a pagan astrologer turned Christian polemicist, became the first-known author to ask the emperors to abolish traditional cults. This chapter sets On the Error of ... More


Sacred space and the politics of multiculturalism in Demetrias (Thessaly)

Sofia Kravaritou

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses the issues related to the reorganization of sacred space in Eastern Thessaly, following the foundation of Demetrias under Macedonian rule (293 BC). Demetrias was first ... More


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