Item description for Neokoroi: Greek Cities and Roman Emperors (Cincinnati Classical Studies New Series) by Barbara Burrell...
The neokoroi, or 'temple-wardens,' were Hellenized cities of the eastern Roman empire who received that title for possessing their provinces' temples to the living emperor. This work collects and analyzes all the evidence for the neokoroi, including their coins and inscriptions, contemporary and subsequent historical texts, and the archaeological remains of the temples themselves and the statues that stood within them. There were at least thirty-seven neokoroi, and each is examined in a separate chapter. The results are then re-analyzed chronologically, clarifying the development of the institution. Finally the statues, temples, cities, and provinces are compared, resulting in new insights into the rivalry and hierarchy among the cities, and the dialogue of worship that related them to their Roman overlords.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.2" Width: 8.6" Height: 1.4" Weight: 3.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004125787 ISBN13 9789004125780
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More About Barbara Burrell
Barbara Burrell is an avid Angela Thirkell fan as wel as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.
Barbara Burrell currently resides in Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio. Barbara Burrell was born in 1952.