Reference : Ruler cults in practice: Sacrifices and libations for Arsinoe Philadelphos, from Alex...
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Ruler cults in practice: Sacrifices and libations for Arsinoe Philadelphos, from Alexandria and beyond
English
Caneva, Stefano mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de l'antiquité > Département des sciences de l'antiquité >]
May-2014
Divinizzazione, culto del sovrano e apoteosi. Tra Antichità e Medioevo
Muccioli, Federicomaria
Gnoli, Tommaso
Bononia University Press
Bononia University Press 1
25-58
No
Bologna
Italy
[en] ruler cults ; Hellenistic ; Arsinoe ; Egypt ; Aegean ; Cyprus ; dedications ; iconography ; archaeology
[en] In this paper I discuss the dossier of cults for Arsinoe II Philadelphos to investigate how the worship of a sovereign could concretely become a constitutive part of the religious life of the communities composing a kingdom. I argue that in order to let the worship of a sovereign survive the political context in which it was first conceived, a certain degree of freedom and of individual initiative must have been encouraged among potential worshippers, so that the cults could become part of a durable shared religious and political identity connecting the individual with the collective sphere.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/161829

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