THE EPIGRAPHICAL SCIENCE AS A RESOURCE FOR ROMAN LYDIA AND PHRYGIA ANAPLASIS (II)


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I.1. Senior Cult Officials

At the head of the senior cult personnel of village shrines were priests and priestesses. Priests outnumbered the priestesses, especially in Phrygia; in both regions, husbands and wives are found sharing office, while women occur as single priests usually but not exclusively in the cults of goddesses. As a rule, the care of a single sanctuary was entrusted to a single male priest or a group of priests.19 The majority of village priests, particularly those from more remote regions, were not Roman citizens before AD 212. Moreover, in northeast Lydia they often appear with a single name (less frequently in Phrygia). Since this mostly occurs in their private dedications and epitaphs,20 whereas on the more official monuments (communal dedications, honorific

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MARIJANA RICL

Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Peter Herrmann (1927–2002)

 

NOTES

19 Sometimes linked by blood ties – father and son, brothers, uncle and nephew.

20 TAM V 1, nos. 9, 247, 432, 433, 473c, 483a; Chr. Naour, EA 5, 1985, p. 69 no. 21 = SEG 35, no. 1261; Malay, Manisa Museum p. 54 no. 72; Malay, Researches p. 93 no. 95; ibid., p. 141 no. 158; MAMA I, no. 14; MAMA V, nos. 79, R 4; MAMA IX, no. 154; MAMA X, no. 439; Sahin, IK 10,1 (Museum Iznik), no. 1090; M. Ricl, A 44, 1994, p. 157 no. 1 = SEG 44, no. 1034; Drew-Bear – Thomas – Yıldızturan, Phrygian Votive Steles p. 251 no. 387; N. E. Akyürek Sahin, EA 33, 2001, p. 185, note 2, under e.

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SOURCE  aus: Epigraphica Anatolica 35 (2003) 77–101
Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn

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