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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
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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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Christian Habicht is Professor Emeritus, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA. 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, Peking and Yale.





Publication Details:

 Hardback , 256 pages
 229mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, HIS039000, REL000000
 Michigan Classical Press


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