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The Shrine of Dodona in the Archaic and Classical Ages. A History

Jessica Piccinini

Editore: eum - edizioni università di macerata
pp. 203 ISBN: 9788860565471
ed. 2017
Formati: Stampa
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Travelling to oracular sanctuaries was one of the main motivations for long-distance movements in antiquity. Located on the fringes of the Greek world, the oracular sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona attracted visitors from the Early Iron Age, but only from the mid-7th century BC onwards did its catchment area expand far beyond the Pindos mountain range. This book covers the history of the shrine from its emergence as a cult place up to the acquisition of a pan-Hellenic reputation, taking into account the communities and private individuals who dedicated, consulted, and performed rituals there.