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See detailFrom the Gymnasium to the Agora: Hermes and his Cult-Epithets
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2014, March 29)

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See detailSharing the Civic Sacrifice: Between Honorific Portions and Equal Division
Carbon, Jan-Mathieu ULg; Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2014, January 18)

The granting of a sacrificial portion, much like dinner in the prytaneion (sitesis, deipnon), is one of the major benefits bestowed to recipients of Greek honorific and proxeny decrees, across all regions ... [more ▼]

The granting of a sacrificial portion, much like dinner in the prytaneion (sitesis, deipnon), is one of the major benefits bestowed to recipients of Greek honorific and proxeny decrees, across all regions and periods. Yet the highlighting of an individual over and above his peers runs to some extent counter to his inclusion into a citizenship or another form of civic parity. Various inscriptions attest to this sort of tension, which can in fact be viewed as representative of the dialectic between hierarchy and equality that is characteristic of Greek sacrifice: between gods and priests, for instance, or between priests and other worshippers. These relationships were articulated in all manner of sacrifices and civic feasts, from the offering of a divine portion on the altar or cult-table, to the attribution of priestly and honorific portions of meat which were anatomically related to this divine portion, and finally to the distribution of the remaining meat among the other participants (cp. Ekroth). Several important questions can be raised concerning honorific decrees and similar epigraphic materials: Why was a specific portion sometimes, albeit not usually, granted to honoured individuals in these texts? What did the difference between a generic portion or a priestly portion (a leg, an osphys, etc.) entail concerning the status of these honourees? Did it reflect only a local custom or rather a specific intention by the polis in recognising these individuals? And what were the practical and the conceptual differences between direct participation in a civic feast (such as a demothoinia, the civic banquet par excellence) and the sending (apostellein) of perquisites to honoured individuals absent from the feast? In the end, could a distribution of meat (dais, kreanomia) ever be truly "equal", regardless of what a polis might affirm to the contrary? This paper will explore these questions in a more systematic light than has been shed on them up to the present (Schmitt Pantel, Jacquemin). One of the implications will be a partial reconsideration of the prevalent notion of "equal" division (isomoiria) with regard to Greek sacrificial animals. Despite a rhetorical emphasis on commensality and equal sharing, some individuals in the polis were necessarily "more equal than others". In certain cases, the issue was simply the inclusion of a given honouree within the sacrificial community, while in others, the prerogatives at a feast were used to indicate a special status. From a realistic perspective, one can clearly see that the dialectical tension between sacrificial hierarchy and equality was a tool, which was expressed by the varying forms of commensality in civic feasts, and which could be moulded by the polis to suit its needs. [less ▲]

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See detailRoles of Civic Priests in Hellenistic Cos
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Horster, Marietta; Klöckner, Anja (Eds.) Cities and Priests. Cult Personnel in Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands from the Hellenistic to the Imperial Period (2013, November)

The abundance and interest of the epigraphic evidence from the is- land of Cos after the synoecism of 366 BC makes it a very valuable case-study for understanding how the religious life of a polis was ... [more ▼]

The abundance and interest of the epigraphic evidence from the is- land of Cos after the synoecism of 366 BC makes it a very valuable case-study for understanding how the religious life of a polis was organized in the Hellenistic period. The topic of civic priesthoods is particularly well documented by various types of inscriptions, such as priesthood regulations, sacrificial calendars and contracts of sales. Based on a close study of this evidence, this paper will exa- mine the roles played by priests in the cults of the gods of the civic pantheon, as well as the relationship between these officials and the polis which appointed them. It will address as its main question how the priest’s position as mediator between the polis community and the divine sphere was manifested. [less ▲]

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See detailCos: A Typical Example of Hellenistic Religion?
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

E-print/Working paper (2013)

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See detailCos: A Typical Example of Hellenistic Religion?
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2013, March 09)

In 366 BC, various settlements of the island of Cos synoecised to form a single polis. This political reform led to a reorganization of the older cults evidenced by inscriptions from the mid-fourth ... [more ▼]

In 366 BC, various settlements of the island of Cos synoecised to form a single polis. This political reform led to a reorganization of the older cults evidenced by inscriptions from the mid-fourth century BC. Furthermore, abundant epigraphical material informs us on Coan religious life until the first century BC and archaeological excavations have shown intense building activities within sanctuaries during the third and second centuries BC. This paper will confront the example of Cos with two theoretical models on Greek religion. First, it will test the validity of the “polis religion” model developed by C. Sourvinou-Inwood (1990, 2000) and recently disputed, notably on the grounds that it cannot capture all aspects of religious activity (Kindt 2009, Eidinow 2011). On the other hand, Hellenistic religion has long been viewed as a decline of Classical religion, featuring an “individualization” of religion and an increasing popularity of private and foreign cults. This out-of-date perception is invalidated by the Coan example. Finally, I will ask myself to what extent the nature of the evidence, mainly composed of decrees issued by the polis, can distort our representation of Coan religious life. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de M. Haysom et J. Wallensten, Current approaches to religion in ancient Greece
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2013), 82

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de R. Parker, On Greek Religion
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2013), 82

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See detailManifestation du divin et reconfiguration des panthéons à la période hellénistique. L'exemple des Artémis d'Asie mineure
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Borgeaud, Philippe; Fabiano, Doralice (Eds.) Perceptions et constructions du divin dans l'Antiquité (2013)

During the second half of the 2nd century B.C., the city of Bargylia, in Caria, undertook a major reorganization of the cult of Artemis Kindyas, who manifested herself to help the city when it was ... [more ▼]

During the second half of the 2nd century B.C., the city of Bargylia, in Caria, undertook a major reorganization of the cult of Artemis Kindyas, who manifested herself to help the city when it was threatened by war. A few remarkable inscriptions provide evidence of the regulations designed to « increase the honours » of the goddess, which mainly consist in making an ox sacrifice more splendid. Less than a century beforehand, a similar situation is observed in the cult of Artemis Leukophryene in Magnesia of the Meander, and of Artemis Hiakynthotrophos in Cnidus. Based on these three examples, this paper aims at showing how these epiphanies were used to settle a given deity into its function of patron deity of the city, both from an external and from an internal point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailCultes et sanctuaires de l'île de Cos
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Book published by Presses Universitaires de Liège (2013)

En 366 avant notre ère, les différentes communautés de l’île de Cos s’unissent en une seule cité, dont le centre urbain, nommé Cos par homo­nymie avec l’île, sera fondé sur la pointe nord-est. Ce ... [more ▼]

En 366 avant notre ère, les différentes communautés de l’île de Cos s’unissent en une seule cité, dont le centre urbain, nommé Cos par homo­nymie avec l’île, sera fondé sur la pointe nord-est. Ce change­ment politique a profondément marqué le paysage reli­gieux de l’île, en réorganisant les cultes et en reconfigurant le panthéon. Par un savant mélange entre nouveaux cultes et traditions ancestrales, cette réforme donnait à la communauté nouvellement constituée la cohésion d’une identité religieuse partagée. Par la suite, l’inscription de nombreuses réglementations cultuelles et l’importante activité édilitaire dans les sanctuaires, poursuivies au moins jusqu’au ier siècle avant notre ère, attestent la vitalité des cultes de cette cité à la période hellénistique. Une telle abondance documentaire fait de l’île de Cos un lieu idéal pour étudier les pratiques religieuses des anciens Grecs et pour interpréter le polythéisme grec à l’échelle locale, en illustrant à la fois la richesse, la complexité et la dynamique des panthéons régionaux. [less ▲]

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See detailRoles of "civic" priests in Hellenistic Cos
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Conference (2012, June 01)

The Coan epigraphical evidence to address the topic of civic priesthoods is both exceptionally large and rich. Since the publication of the Inscriptiones Graecae XII 4 in 2010, 35 inscriptions have been ... [more ▼]

The Coan epigraphical evidence to address the topic of civic priesthoods is both exceptionally large and rich. Since the publication of the Inscriptiones Graecae XII 4 in 2010, 35 inscriptions have been available, which consist of decrees of the polis regulating the sale of various priesthoods. These documents, when confronted with other types of inscriptions, such as sacrificial calendars or cult regulations, provide valuable insights into understanding the role played by the priests in the cults of the gods of the civic pantheon, as well as into the relationship between those officials and the polis which appointed them. This paper focuses on these two aspects of Coan priesthoods. [less ▲]

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See detailStructure de l'espace et représentation du divin. L'exemple de l'île de Cos
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

Scientific conference (2012, April 20)

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de Tobias Fischer-Hansen, Birte Poulsen (éds), From Artemis to Diana. The Goddess of Man and Beast
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2012), 81

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See detailRevue des revues
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (2012), 25

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de Lydie Bodiou, Véronique Mehl (éds), La religion des femmes en Grèce ancienne. Mythes, cultes et société
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Antiquité Classique : Revue Interuniversitaire d'Etudes Classiques (2012), 81

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