Bronze Statuettes from the Athenian Agora: Evidence for Domestic Cults in Roman Greece

  title={Bronze Statuettes from the Athenian Agora: Evidence for Domestic Cults in Roman Greece},
  author={Heather Sharpe},
  pages={143 - 187}
Abstract:This study presents two deposits of bronze statuettes discovered in the Athenian Agora. Both groups were found with material associated with the Herulian sack of a.d. 267/8. The author proposes that these statuettes were used in the service of domestic cults. The Greek, Roman, and Egyptian deities represented illustrate the diversity of domestic cult activities current in Athens during the mid-3rd century a.d. While the deposits provide some evidence for Roman domestic cult practices… 

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  • Brian H M Martens
  • Art, History
    Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • 2021
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  • S. Dow
  • History
    Harvard Theological Review
  • 1937
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  • Susan Walker
  • History
    The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • 1979
While completing a study of an unusual group of Roman Corinthian capitals from Athens, I was led to reconsider the current attribution of two members of the group, an anta and a full capital, to an

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