Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman...

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Author  Beate Dignas
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   March 20, 2003
ISBN  0199254087
Pages  384

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This original study challenges the idea that sanctuaries in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor were fully institutionalized within the poleis that hosted them. Examining the forms of interaction between rulers, cities, and sanctuaries, the book proposes a triangular relationship in which the rulers often acted as mediators between differing interests of city and cult.

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