Greek Religion and Cults in the Black Sea Region Goddesses in the Bosporan Kingdom from the Archaic Period to the Byzantine Era This is the first integrated study of Greek religion and cults of the Black Sea region centred upon the Bosporan Kingdom of its northern shores but with connections and consequences for Greece and m

  • Title: Greek Religion and Cults in the Black Sea Region: Goddesses in the Bosporan Kingdom from the Archaic Period to the Byzantine Era
  • Author: David Braund
  • ISBN: 9781107182547
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the first integrated study of Greek religion and cults of the Black Sea region, centred upon the Bosporan Kingdom of its northern shores, but with connections and consequences for Greece and much of the Mediterranean world David Braund explains the cohesive function of key goddesses Aphrodite Ourania, Artemis Ephesia, Taurian Parthenos, Isis as it develops fromThis is the first integrated study of Greek religion and cults of the Black Sea region, centred upon the Bosporan Kingdom of its northern shores, but with connections and consequences for Greece and much of the Mediterranean world David Braund explains the cohesive function of key goddesses Aphrodite Ourania, Artemis Ephesia, Taurian Parthenos, Isis as it develops from archaic colonization through Athenian imperialism, the Hellenistic world and the Roman Empire in the East down to the Byzantine era There is a wealth of new and unfamiliar data on all these deities, with multiple consequences for other areas and cults, such as Diana at Aricia, Orthia in Sparta, Argos irrigation from Egypt Athens Aphrodite Ourania and Artemis Tauropolos and Greek religion is shown as key to the internal workings of the Bosporan Kingdom, its sense of its landscape and origins and its shifting relationships with the rest of its world.

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