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Graffiti from the Southern Temenos in Pontic Olbia

Graffiti from the Southern Temenos in Pontic Olbia The dedicatory graffiti from the excavations of the Southern Temenos in Olbia provide indisputable evidence for the existence in that district not just of an Aphrodite temenos but also of the existence at the same time as the earlier of her sanctuaries of one for the local Hero Angelos. Despite their fragmentary nature, it has been possible to divide up the graffiti into a number of separate groups and then analyse them accordingly. The largest number of graffiti relate to the early sanctuary of Aphrodite. Worthy of special attention is the graffito (Ἀφροδίτ)ης Δήμιης – “Aphrodite Demia (of the People)” similar to Aphrodite Pandemos well-known in the Hellenic world. Using the information from all available sources it is clear that in the city of the pre-Getic period there existed two sanctuaries of Aphrodite: in the Western Temenos for Aphrodite Urania and in the Southern Temenos for Aphrodite Demia (Pandemos). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

Graffiti from the Southern Temenos in Pontic Olbia

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Brill
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0929-077X
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1570-0577
DOI
10.1163/15700577-12341285
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Abstract

The dedicatory graffiti from the excavations of the Southern Temenos in Olbia provide indisputable evidence for the existence in that district not just of an Aphrodite temenos but also of the existence at the same time as the earlier of her sanctuaries of one for the local Hero Angelos. Despite their fragmentary nature, it has been possible to divide up the graffiti into a number of separate groups and then analyse them accordingly. The largest number of graffiti relate to the early sanctuary of Aphrodite. Worthy of special attention is the graffito (Ἀφροδίτ)ης Δήμιης – “Aphrodite Demia (of the People)” similar to Aphrodite Pandemos well-known in the Hellenic world. Using the information from all available sources it is clear that in the city of the pre-Getic period there existed two sanctuaries of Aphrodite: in the Western Temenos for Aphrodite Urania and in the Southern Temenos for Aphrodite Demia (Pandemos).

Journal

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Nov 13, 2015

Keywords: Pontic Olbia; graffiti; cult of Aphrodite Pandemos, Urania, Demia and Pontia; cult of the Hero Angelos

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