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338 pages

200 figures, 12 charts, 5 tables (colour throughout)

Published Jul 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803274515

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DOI 10.32028/9781803274515

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Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the First Millennium BC

Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference

Edited by Manolis I. Stefanakis, Georgios Mavroudis, Fani K. Seroglou

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This volume publishes the proceedings of the conference of the same name, held in Rhodes in October 2018. Contributions draw on archaeological and literary sources to explore both the development and continuity of cults in the Dodecanese, from the Early Iron Age through to the 1st century BC.



Editorial Note

Religion and cult in the Dodecanese during the 1st Millennium BC: A summary – Fani K. Seroglou

Ancient Greek religion and cult: A theoretical framework – Georgios Mavroudis

Religion and cult in the archaeological context – Konstantinos Kalogeropoulos

From Helios to Asklepios: Contrasting and complementary perceptions of divinity – Richard Buxton

The formation and evolution of the ‘pantheons’ of the Rhodian cities after the synoecism – Dimitra-Maria Lala

Sacrifice, synoikism, and local epigraphic habits: A reconsideration of Rhodian sacrificial inscriptions – Juliane Zachhuber

The cult of Enyalios: Epigraphic evidence on military organisation and taxation in Lindos – Vincent Gabrielsen

The multifunctional Athana Lindia: Discussing the aspects of a goddess through sanctuary setting
and votive offerings – Sanne Hoffmann

Public servants and cult officials: The socio-economic standing and activities of the priests of Apollo and the hieropoioi at Halasarna, Kos, c. 220–180 BC – Kerstin Höghammar

Politics and religion on Koan coin types (end of 3rd – first half of 2nd century BC) – Vassiliki E. Stefanaki and Angeliki Giannikouri

Technically gifted: Votive deposits from Kamiros acropolis – Nicholas Salmon

Sculpture from ‘Pantheon’: An open-air sanctuary at the foothills of the Rhodian acropolis – Kalliope Bairami

Dedications, dedicators and cults at ancient Halasarna of Cos – Georgia Kokkorou-Alevras and Georgios Doulfis

Sculpture in religious context: Reconstructing the cult of Asklepios on Kalymnos – Dimitrios Bosnakis

Synecism as a divide? Cults of the Rhodian cities: Ancient hypotheses, new perspectives – Maria Chiara Monaco

An open-air sanctuary of Kybele? in the city of Rhodes – Vassiliki Patsiada

Temples, sacred places and cults in the city of Rhodes: Revisiting the evidence – Maria Michalaki Kollia

Early Iron Age Kamiros and its sanctuaries: Some observations – Isabella Bossolino

Revisiting the Archaic shrine, ‘La Chapelle’, of Vroulia (Rhodes) – Jérémy Lamaze

The Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt Atavyros, Rhodes: Some preliminary notes on its architecture – Giorgio Rocco and Monica Livadiotti

Forms of private and public devotion in the Dodecanese in the Hellenistic Age: The cases of the Great Gods and Hecate – Romina Carboni and Emiliano Cruccas

Divine travellers from Egypt settling on Rhodes: Some issues for discussion – Charikleia Fantaoutsaki

Ἴσ[ει] Σωτείρα. The cult of Isis on the island of Rhodes in the Hellenistic Age – Panayotis Pachis

Rhodian cults in the Greek colonies of Sicily: A research prologue – Paolo Daniele Scirpo

Visual and written testimonies on the cult of Dionysus in the Dodecanese – Dimitris Paleothodoros and Georgios Mavroudis

De natura δεκάτης (or -ας) – Alan W. Johnston

The sanctuaries and cults of Demeter on Rhodes – Aynur-Michèle-Sara Karatas

About the Author

Manolis I. Stefanakis is a Professor in Classical Archaeology and Numismatics in the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean. He has been director of the University of the Aegean Kymissala Archaeological Research Project, Rhodes (held in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese) since 2006. He is also the publishing director of the journal Eulimene, and the Eulimene Series of Independent Publications. His research interests focus on Classical archaeology, Ancient Greek numismatics, field archaeology and sustainability and archaeoseismology.

Georgios Mavroudis holds a MA degree in Histoire et civilisation de la Grèce antique from EHESS in Paris and has worked at the CNRS of France. He holds a PhD in Classical Archaeology. His research interests focus on the Iconography of Athenian pottery.

Fani K. Seroglou (BA, MA, PhD Candidate) works as an archaeologist in the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese. She is involved in a number of archaeological excavation and research projects and has participated in the organization of several archaeological exhibitions and conferences. She has also edited archaeological books and conference proceedings.

Maria Achiola holds a MA degree in the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean from Prehistoric Times to Late Antiquity: Greece, Egypt and the Near East from the University of the Aegean. She is a participant in the Kymissala Archaeological Research Project on Rhodes and in the publication of pottery from the Pediada Survey Project (forthcoming). She is an editor for the journal Eulimene, and the Eulimene Series of Independent Publications, archaeological volumes and conference proceedings. Her research interests focus on archaeology of tombs and cemeteries on Rhodes.