Singular Dedications: Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece


Private cults were widespread in the Hellenistic world. Although group and civic worship were the norm, there is evidence that worshippers could also express their piety through the financing and administration of cults they established on their own. Andrea Purvis examines this phenomenon in three case studies, communicating the diversity and complexity of ancient Greek religion.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003