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Two recent books provide exceptionally stimulating insights on how space gives shape to religious representations. On the one hand, Mark S. Smith’s 2016 book Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World focuses on the spatial dimension of the divine presence, as a crucial dimension of human experience. On the oth...
Divine epithets are a fundamental feature of Greek and Roman religions. Cult-epithets, even more than poetic ones, are of the highest interest to understand how ancient polytheisms worked. Along with theonyms, they form a double system of divine denomination which allowed worshipers to define which divine protection they expected. Their distributio...
L’examen de l’ensemble des donnees relatives au culte de Zeus Polieus a Athenes, tant dans l’asty que dans les demes (fin du vie s. – debut du iiie s. ap. J.-C.), permet de mettre en evidence trois dimensions de ce dieu : son ancrage fondamentalement acropolitain ; sa position elevee, dont il tire de possibles competences en matiere agricole ; son...
La Banque de Données des Epiclèses Grecques (BDEG) : état des lieux, possibilités d’exploitation et perspectives de développement
This work aims to give a new enlightenment of the divine conceptions of the ancient Athenians, in particular through the case of Zeus. We shall attempt to draw a picture of the qualities, functions and characters attributed to this god by making acomprehensive and systematic survey of his epikleseis, in a quantitative and qualitative prospect. This...