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Deification in the Graeco-Roman World

Norman Russell

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses deification in the Graeco–Roman world, examining the origins of deification, the ruler-cult, Jewish and Christian attitudes to the ruler-cult, the democratisation of the ... More


Epilogue

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The epilogue explores that way that scholarly concentration on the religion of classical Greece and especially of Athens has resulted in a very partial picture of Greek religion. It asks what our ... More


Appended Festivals: The Coordination and Combination of Traditional Civic and Ruler Cult Festivals in the Hellenistic and Roman East

Kostas Buraselis

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

From the Hellenistic period on, various Greek civic festivals in honour of traditional deities have been coordinated or even combined with similar expressions of the ruler cult. The usual results ... More


The Deified Culture Bringers

Charles E. Muntz

in Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter further explores Diodorus’s Euhemerism through the gods, or culture bringers, who dominate the first six books of the Bibliotheke and are legitimized by his inclusion of mythology. He ... More


Dynastic Sanctuaries

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 11 argues that the post-Seleucid dynasties appropriated the Seleucid traditions of dynastic cult and dynastic eras as a new Iranian royal tradition. Shifting over the centuries with the rise ... More


The Second Shift in (Modern) Ruler Visibility: the Reign of Abdülhamid II (1876–1909)

Darin Stephanov

in Ruler Visibility and Popular Belonging in the Ottoman Empire, 1808-1908

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441414
eISBN:
9781474460255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441414.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 4 analyses the second shift in modern ruler visibility, along faith-based lines, during the reign of Abdülmecid’s son, Abdülhamid II (1876–1909). It demonstrates that the sultan strove to ... More


Tyrannosiculus Rex

Christopher de Lisle

in Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with Agathokles’ rulership and self-representation, arguing that the adoption of the title of king or basileus did not mark a fundamental rupture in Agathokles’ reign and rulership ... 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


Syncretisms: Apollo-Mithras in Commagene

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

in Images of Mithra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

On the mountain of Nemrut Dağı in the kingdom of Commagene, we have a first-century BC stele with a depiction of a king, Antiochus I, grasping the hand of a figure named ... More


Hellenistic Oratory at Rome: Cicero's Pro Marcello 1

Kathryn Tempest

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero's Pro Marcello was delivered in exceptional circumstances as Cicero made his first speech to the dictator Caesar after the civil war. In particular, scholars have vigorously debated its ... More


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