Horos Dios: An Athenian Shrine and Cult of Zeus

Horos Dios: An Athenian Shrine and Cult of Zeus

by Gerald Lalonde


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Horos Dios: An Athenian Shrine and Cult of Zeus by Gerald Lalonde

In five chapters this volume 1) offers new evidence for the form, date, and meaning of an Archaic rupestral horos of Zeus on the Hill of the Nymphs in Athens, 2) reports and interprets for the first time many rock cuttings as remnants of the shrine of Zeus implied by the horos inscription, 3) argues from scattered artifacts of Zeus found in central and western Athens and from comparative archaeological evidence that this shrine was devoted primarily to the popular cult of Zeus Meilichios, 4) presents evidence and arguments that other deities, including Herakles Alexikakos, were worshipped at this shrine, and 5) summarizes the chronology of this cult and shrine in their historical and topographical contexts. An Appendix assembles all the testimonia to Zeus Meilichios in Attica.

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ISBN-13: 9789004147416
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Series: Monumenta Graeca et Romana Series , #11
Pages: 144

About the Author

Gerald V. Lalonde, Ph.D. (1971) in Classics, University of Washington, is Professor of Classics at Grinnell College. His scholarship, mainly in the fields of Athenian epigraphy and topography includes (with M. K. Langdon and M. B. Walbank) The Athenian Agora XIX, Inscriptions: Horoi, Poletai Records, Leases of Public Property (Princeton, 1991).

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