publication . Article . 2016

‘Priest’—‘Eparchy-arch’—‘Speaker of the ethnos’

Marco Vitale Vitale;
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  • Published: 26 Jan 2016 Journal: Mnemosyne, volume 69, pages 82-111 (eissn: 1568-525X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Brill
Abstract
<jats:p>In the Roman Eastern provinces, the concept and rituals of a province-wide imperial cult were based on a pre-existing tradition of Hellenistic ruler’s divinization and worship. But its formal mise en place was conformed to the new territorial framework of Roman administration: a gubernatorial <jats:italic>provincia</jats:italic>/ἐπαρχεία appears subdivided into several administrative sub-provinces that were likewise called <jats:italic>provinciae</jats:italic>/ἐπαρχεῖαι. The cities of almost all known eparchies in terms of sub-provinces formed <jats:italic>koina</jats:italic> responsible for the provincial imperial cult and the political representation o...
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free text keywords: Classics, Linguistics and Language, Archaeology, Literature and Literary Theory, History, Language and Linguistics, Worship, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Ruler, business.product_category, business, Ancient history, Imperial cult, History, Humanities, Arch, Politics
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