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Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Jas Elsner and Ian Rutherford


This book is an innovative collection of seventeen essays by leading scholars of ancient religion on aspects of pilgrimage in Greek and Roman and Early Christian Antiquity. The period covered is roughly from 500BC till 400AD, and the types of pilgrimage studied is very broad, ranging from state delegations that are more or less politically motivated to the journeys of individuals interested in intellectually or spiritual enlightenment. Essays are arranged in three sections: Part 1 (‘Classical and Hellenistic Pilgrimage’) comprises six essays, dealing with aspects of Greek state-pilgrimage (‘th ... More

Keywords: pilgrimage, pilgrim, theōria, antiquity, travel, panhellenic, journey

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jas Elsner, editor
Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
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Ian Rutherford, editor
Professor of Greek, University of Reading
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Jaś Elsner, and Ian Rutherford

Part I Classical and Hellenistic Pilgrimage

Part II Pilgrimage in the Roman Empire

Part III Jewish and Christian Pilgrimage

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