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Author Robertson, Noel.

Title Religion and reconciliation in Greek cities : the sacred laws of Selinus and Cyrene / Noel Robertson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 414 pages)
Series American Philological Association American classical studies ; v. 54
American classical studies ; no. 54
Contents At Selinus, rules throughout the year. The lead tablet -- Displaying the tablet -- A household offering -- The Kotytia and the Olympic truce -- The solstice festival at Olympia -- Zeus Eumenês and the Eumenides -- The Semnai Theai -- Zeus Milichios in spring -- Before the harvest -- Tritopatreis foul and pure -- Tritopatreis as wind gods -- Zeus Milichios in summer -- After the harvest -- Hospitality for an Elasteros -- Zeus Elasteros and other lightning gods -- Selinus, c. 450 B.C. -- At Cyrene, rules for every need. The inscription -- Some general rules -- Akamantes and Tritopateres -- The tithing rules -- Rites of Artemis -- Suppliant purifications -- Cyrene, c. 335-324 B.C
Summary Two Greek cities which in their time were leading states in the Mediterranean world, Selinus in Sicily and Cyrene in Libya, set up inscriptions of the kind called sacred laws, but regulating worship on a larger scale than elsewhere - Selinus in the mid fifth century B.C., Cyrene in the late fourth. In different ways, the content and the format of both inscriptions are so unusual that they have baffled understanding. At Selinus, a large lead tablet with two columns of writing upside down to each other is thought to be a remedy for homicide pollution arising from civil strife, but most of it rem
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Subject Inscriptions, Greek -- Italy -- Selinus (Extinct city)
Inscriptions, Greek -- Libya -- Cyrene (Extinct city)
Religious calendars -- Greek religion.
Religious calendars -- Italy -- Selinus (Extinct city)
Religious calendars -- Libya -- Cyrene (Extinct city)
Religious law and legislation -- Italy -- Selinus (Extinct city)
Religious law and legislation -- Libya -- Cyrene (Extinct city)
Rites and ceremonies -- Italy -- Selinus (Extinct city)
Rites and ceremonies -- Libya -- Cyrene (Extinct city)
Cyrene (Extinct city) -- Religious life and customs.
Selinus (Extinct city) -- Religious life and customs.
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ISBN 0199742006 (electronic bk.)
9780199742004 (electronic bk.)