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In search of the Dioskouroi: image, myth and cult

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This study explores the Greeks' experience of the Dioskouroi before the arrival of the Romans, stimulated by Cicero's assertion (Cic. Nat.D. 3.15(39)) that by his time they were worshipped widely in Greece, possibly more than the Olympians: from the archaeological evidence, a surprising claim. The task is complicated by the brothers' different incarnations in different places and at different times, and the variability and patchiness of the evidence for the period, from Homeric times to c....

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:12396
Deposit date:
2016-02-22

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