Cult and Koinon in Hellenistic Thessaly examines the territorial expansion of the Thessalian League ca. 196-27 BCE and the development of the state religion of the League. Individual chapters trace the adoption of a common Thessalian calendar by new members of the League, the establishment of new regional festivals, the elaboration or reorganization of older cults, and League participation in a network of international festivals; cult could equally well enact alternatives to this political arrangement, however, and older religious traditions continued to be maintained both within new League territories and especially at Delphi. The result is a fresh portrait of the politics of cult on the Greek mainland in the later Hellenistic period.
Cult and Koinon in Hellenistic Thessaly
This collection of eighteen papers makes wide-ranging original contributions to the study of the inscribed laws and decrees of the city of Athens, 352/1-322/1 BC, laying the groundwork for the author’s new edition of these inscriptions, IG II³ 1, 2.
Edited, with Introductions and Commentary by Benjamin W. Millis and S. Douglas Olson
Millis and Olson offer a updated edition of IG II2 2318–2325, the most substantial surviving evidence for the institutional history of the Athenian dramatic festivals. Fresh texts, detailed discussion of restorations, and full epigraphic and prosopographic commentary are included.
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