Urban Rituals in Sacred Landscapes in Hellenistic Asia Minor

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    Abstract

    In Urban Rituals in Sacred Landscapes in Hellenistic Asia Minor, Christina G. Williamson examines the phenomenon of monumental sanctuaries in the countryside of Asia Minor that accompanied the second rise of the Greek city-state in the Hellenistic period. Moving beyond monolithic categories, Williamson provides a transdisciplinary frame of analysis that takes into account the complex local histories, landscapes, material culture, and social and political dynamics of such shrines in their transition towards becoming prestigious civic sanctuaries.

    This frame of analysis is applied to four case studies: the sanctuaries of Zeus Labraundos, Sinuri, Hekate at Lagina, and Zeus Panamaros. All in Karia, these well-documented shrines offer valuable insights for understanding religious strategies adopted by emerging cities as they sought to establish their position in the expanding world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherBrill
    Number of pages515
    VolumeReligions in the Graeco-Roman World 196
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-46127-7
    ISBN (Print)978-90-04-46126-0
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17-Jun-2021

    Publication series

    NameReligions in the Graeco-Roman World
    PublisherBrill
    Volume196
    ISSN (Print)0927-7633

    Keywords

    • Hellenistic period
    • Greek religion
    • Asia Minor
    • Graeco-Roman world

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