ACROLITHIC: Describes a statue with wooden torso and stone extremities (legs, arms, and head). The wooden torso made the statue lighter; it was overlaid with expensive materials.
ACROTERION: An ornament placed on the roof of a temple, either at the top of the gable or at the corners of the roof.
AEDICULA: A small decorative pavilion used in the ornamentation of a facade. Such facades often formed the background for a theater stage or for a monumental fountain. Used interchangeably with “tabernacle. ”
AGONOTHETE: An official who sponsored athletic or musical competitions.
AGORA: The market or forum of a city; one of the centers where commercial, administrative, and sacrificial activities would occur.
ALEITOURGESIA: The status of being exempt from liturgies for a particular period of time due to a person's other public service.
ANTAE: The ends of the long walls of a cella when these walls project beyond the shorter perpendicular walls of the cella.
ARCHITRAVE: The horizontal architectural element above the columns of a temple or other building.
ASIARCH: A male official in the province of Asia. The responsibilities of this office are disputed. The widely held view that the Asiarch was identical with the high
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Publication information: Book title: Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins. Contributors: Steven J. Friesen - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 219.
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