Cult and Crisis: A GIS Approach to the Sacred Landscape of Hellenistic Attica

  title={Cult and Crisis: A GIS Approach to the Sacred Landscape of Hellenistic Attica},
  author={Constanze Graml and Manuel Hunziker and Katharina Vukadin},
  journal={Open Archaeology},
  pages={383 - 395}
Abstract From a political point of view, 3rd century BCE Athens represents a shattered unity. Parts of the Athenian countryside and even the city itself were occupied by foreign troops. This loss of control affected the city’s political, economic, social, cultural, and religious life. Since Cleisthenic times, relations between political units and religious communities had become institutionalised through specific cults. Other cult places of relevance to the larger community and therefore with a… 

Figures from this paper


Placing the gods : sanctuaries and sacred space in ancient Greece
No one disputes the centrality of cult activity in the lives of individuals and communities in ancient Greece. The significance of where people worshipped their gods has been far less acknowledged.
Religion in Hellenistic Athens
Until now, there has been no comprehensive study of religion in Athens from the end of the classical period to the time of Rome's domination of the city. Jon D. Mikalson provides a chronological
War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens
G. J. Oliver provides a new assessment of the economic history of Athens in the Hellenistic era, when the city was no longer an imperial power and struggled to maintain its territory, both at home in
Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience
Preface Abbreviations Maps Introduction 1. CLAIMING A HOMELAND Three Landscapes Using the Land Space and Community Genealogy and Gendered Landscapes 2. RITUAL SPACE Drawing the Boundaries between
Athenian Religion: A History
This book is an attempt to take seriously the cliche that Greek religion is an eminently social phenomenon. It differs from 'Histories of Greek Religion' by focusing on a particular Greek city with
(P.J.) Rhodes Alcibiades. Athenian Playboy, General and Traitor . Pp. xvi + 143, maps, pls. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2011. Cased, £19.99. ISBN: 978-1-84884-069-0.
The Classical Review vol. 62 no. 2 © The Classical Association 2012; all rights reserved in philology and translation. For this reason, H. ventures, we should look to these earlier writers and
Polis Religion – A Critical Appreciation
This article explores the scope and limits of the model of “polis religion” as one of the most powerful interpretative concepts in current scholarship in the field. It examines the notion of the
Rethinking Greek Religion
Introduction 1. Beyond the polis: rethinking Greek religion 2. Parmeniscus' journey: tracing religious visuality in word and wood 3. On tyrant property turned ritual object: political power and
Personal religion: a productive category for the study of ancient Greek religion?
  • J. Kindt
  • Philosophy, History
    The Journal of Hellenic Studies
  • 2015
Abstract: This article investigates the scope and meaning of ancient Greek personal religion as an additional dimension - besides official (polis) religion - in which the ancient Greek religious
Graecia Capta: The Landscapes of Roman Greece
1. The problem of Roman Greece 2. The rural landscape 3. The civic landscape 4. The provincial landscape 5. The sacred landscape 6. Greece within the empire Notes Bibliography Index.