The Monuments That Stood before Marathon: Tomb Cult and Hero Cult in Archaic Attica

@article{Whitley1994TheMT,
  title={The Monuments That Stood before Marathon: Tomb Cult and Hero Cult in Archaic Attica},
  author={James Whitley},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1994},
  volume={98},
  pages={213 - 230}
}
  • James Whitley
  • Published 1 April 1994
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
This paper seeks to relate the form of the Marathon tumulus to both tomb and hero cult as practiced in Attica in the Archaic period. Distinctions are made among various archaeological manifestations of hero cult and between two senses of the term heros in Archaic Greece. The named warrior heroes of the epic tradition are to be distinguished from the anonymous heroes whose cult was often located in or over Bronze Age tombs. The popularity or prevalence of various kinds of hero and tomb cult can… 

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