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Divine Honors for Mortal Men in Greek Cities
The Early Cases

By Christian Habicht Translated by John Noel Dillon

Divine Honors for Mortal Men in Greek Cities
Hardback, 256 pages £55.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9780979971396
Format: 229mm x 152mm
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Subjects: Classical Studies and Ancient History, History, Michigan Classical Press, Philosophy and Religion


In the Hellenistic period of Greek history, communities often offered honours and titles to representatives of certain dynasties. Modelled on the earlier civic practice of creating a cult for important mythological or divine figures, the more modern ruler cult signified which figures were important to a city and its region, and represented the city's appreciation in return for favours or military services offered.

This book presents Christian Habicht's argument for the handling of these ruler cults in mainland Greece and the islands, relying upon contemporary testimony, down to 240 BCE. John Noël Dillon's translation of the 1970 German edition also presents the author's updated case studies based on inscriptional discoveries since that time. Includes updated supplemental material, additional bibliography, and detailed subject and source indexes.





 







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Foreword

Preface to the 2017 edition



Part 1: Individual Cults

The Earliest Cults


1. The Cult of Lysander on Samos

2. Cults for Lysander in Ionian Cities?

3. A Cult for Alcibiades in Athens?

4. The Cult of Dion in Syracuse

The Cults of the Macedonian Kings

5. The Cult of Amyntas III in Pydna

6. The Cult of Philip II in Amphipolis

7. A Cult of Philip II in Athens?

8. The Cults of Philip II in Eresus and Ephesus

9. A Cult for Philip as Founder in Philippi?

10. The Cults of Alexander in the Greek Cities of Asia Minor

11. The Cult of Alexander in Rhodes

12. Alexander's Cults on the Greek Mainland

13. The Cult of Alexander as Founder in Alexandria

The Cults of Cassander and Lysimachus

14. The Cult of Cassander as Founder in Cassandreia

15. The Cult of Lysimachus in Priene

16. The Cult of Lysimachus in Samothrace

17. The Cult of Lysimachus in Cassandreia

18. The Cult of Lysimachus as Founder in Ephesus

The Cults of the Antigonids

19. The Cult of Antigonus I in Scepsis

20. The Cults of the Antigonids in Athens

21. Cults for Partisans of the Antigonids in Athens

22. The Cults of the Antigonids on the Aegean Islands

23. A Cult of the Antigonids in Rhodes?

24. The Cult of Demetrius in Sicyon

25. The Cult of Demetrius as Founder in Demetrias

26. The Cult of Demetrius on Euboea

27. A Cult of the Corinthian League for the First Antigonids?

28. Cults of Antigonus Gonatas in the Greek Cities?

The Cults of the Seleucids

29. The Cult of Seleucus I in Ilium

30. The Cult of Antiochus I in Ilium

31. The Cult of Seleucus I in Erythrae

32. The Cult of Seleucus I in Colophon

33. The Cult of Seleucus I and Antiochus I in Priene

34. The Cult of Seleucus I and Antiochus in Lemnos

35. The Cult of Seleucus I in Magnesia on the Maeander

36. The Cult of the Ionian League for Antiochus I

37. The Cult of Antiochus I in Erythrae

38. Cults of the Seleucids in Smyrna

39. The Cult of Antiochus I in Teos

40. The Cult of Antiochus I in Bargylia

41. The Cult of Antiochus II in Miletus

42. Founders' Cults of the First Seleucids

The Cults of the Ptolemies

43. The Cults of Ptolemy I and the Third Royal Couple on Rhodes

44. The Cults of the First Ptolemies on the Aegean Islands

45. The Cult of Ptolemy I in Miletus

46. The Cult of Ptolemy II in Byzantium

47. The Cult of the Third Royal Couple in Itanus

48. The Cult of Ptolemy III in Aenus

49. The Founder's Cult of Ptolemy I in Ptolemais

The Cults of the Attalids

50. The Cult of Philetaerus I in Cyzicus

51. The Cult of Eumenes I in Pergamum

52. The Cult of Eumenes in Cos

53. The Cult of a Nicomedes in Cos



Part 2: Civic Cult

Introduction: The Sources

1. Specific Cult Forms

(a) Sacrifices

(b) Temple, Altar, and Cult Statue

2. The Creation of Cults

(a) The Motives for Cults

(b) Specific Occasions for Founding Cults

(c) The Nature of the Act of Establishing a Cult

(d) Excursus: Agesilaus and the Thasians

3. Characteristics of the Cults

(a) Duration and Abolition of Cults

(b) The Local Character of the Cults

(c) Relationship to the Cult of the Gods

(d) Relationship to the Cult of Heroes

(e) Cultic and Profane Honors

(f) Contemporary Polemic against Cults

4. The Meaning of the Cults

(a) Modern Scholarly Assessments of the Cults

(b) The Specific Meaning of the Cults

(c) Cult as a Historical Phenomenon



Addendum



Supplements to Part I

No. 1.: The Cult of Lysander on Samos

No. 4: The Cult of Dion in Syracuse

No. 5: A Cult of Amyntas III in Pydna

No. 6: A Cult of Philip II in Amphipolis

No. 6a: A Cult of Philip II in Thasos

No. 6b: A Cult of a King Philip in Maroneia

No. 6c: A Cult of a King Philip in a City of the Chalcidike

No. 6d: A Cult of a King Philip in Berge (?)

No. 6e: A Cult of a King Philip in Amphipolis

No. 8: The Cults of Philip II in Eresus and Ephesus

No. 9: A Cult of Philip II in Philippi?

No. 9a: A Cult of Philip II in Philippopolis

No. 10: The Cults of Alexander in the Greek Cities of Asia Minor

No. 11a: A Cult of Alexander the Great (and a Ptolemy) in Cos

No. 12: Alexander's Cults on the Greek Mainland

No. 12a: The Cult of Alexander in Thasos

No. 12b: A Cult of the Hero Hephaestion

No. 13: The Cult of Alexander as Founder in Alexandria

No. 13a: The Cult of Philip III and Alexander IV in Samos

No. 14: A Cult of the Founder at Cassandreia

No. 14a: The Cult of Eurydice in Cassandreia

No. 17: A Cult of Lysimachus in Cassandreia

No. 20: The Cults of the Antigonids in Athens

No. 21: Cults for Partisans of the Antigonids in Athens

No. 22a: The Cults of the Antigonids on the Aegean Islands

No. 22b: A Cult of Queen Phila in Samos

No. 22d: The Cults of the Antigonids on the Aegean Islands

No. 23: A Cult of the Antigonids in Rhodes?

No. 24: The Cult of Demetrius in Sicyon

No. 25: The Cult of Demetrius Poliorcetes in Demetrias

No. 26: The Cult of Demetrius on Euboea

No. 28c: Cults of Antigonus Gonatas in Greek Cities? -Histiaea

No. 28d: A Cult of Antigonus Gonatas in Chalkis?

No. 28e: A Cult of Antigonus Gonatas in Athens

No. 30: The Cult of Antiochus I in Ilium

No. 34a: A Cult of Seleucus I and Antiochus (I) in Aegae

No. 36a: A Cult of Antiochus I in Cyme

No. 42d: Founders' Cults of the First Seleucids

No. 42f: Founders' Cults of the First Seleucids

No. 42g: Cults of the Seleucids as Founders-Hierapolis

No. 43: The Cults of Ptolemy I and the Third Royal Couple on Rhodes

No. 44: The Cults of the First Ptolemies on the Aegean Islands

No. 44a: The Cults of the First Ptolemies on the Aegean Islands

No. 44b: Naxos

No. 44d: Lesbos

No. 46b: A Cult of King Magas in Cyrene

No. 47b: A Cult of the Theoi Euergetai in Samos

No. 49: The Founder's Cult of Ptolemy I in Ptolemais

No. 50b: The Cult of Philetaerus in Cyme, Aeolis

No. 52: A Cult of a Eumenes in Cos

No. 54: The Cult of Hieron II in Syracuse



Supplements to Part 2

Bibliography

Supplemental Bibliography

Additional Bibliography Since the Second Edition

Indices


Index of Subjects

Index of Greek Words

Index of Sources


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Christian Habicht is Professor Emeritus, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, USA. A leading historian of the Hellenistic period, an authority on Greek epigraphy and on the history of Athens. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy.

John Noël Dillon is a freelance translator and editor; he has taught at the universities of Heidelberg, Exeter, and Peking and lectures on Medieval Latin at Yale Divinity School, USA.





 




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Binding:
 Hardback , 256 pages
ISBN:
 9780979971396
Format:
 229mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
 1QDAG, HBLA, HBLA1, HR
BISAC Code:
  HIS002000, HIS039000, REL000000
Imprint:
 Michigan Classical Press


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