GIVEN TO A DEITY? RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL REAPPRAISAL OF HUMAN CONSECRATIONS IN THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN EAST*

@article{Caneva2015GIVENTA,
  title={GIVEN TO A DEITY? RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL REAPPRAISAL OF HUMAN CONSECRATIONS IN THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN EAST*},
  author={S. Caneva and A. Pizzi},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={65},
  pages={167 - 191}
}
The adjective ἱερός is a central term in Greek religion and is used in various contexts. Generally translated ‘sacred’, it indicates that an object has been conceded to the gods and is now in relation with them (relation of belonging, protection, etc.). It appears frequently in Greek inscriptions in the expression τὰ ἱερά, to designate sacred objects or, in a more abstract meaning, sacred matters. 
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