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This is the climactic volume on the archaeological and architectural history from ca. 31 B.C. to A.D. 365 of the extramural sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya. It deals with the impact of Christianity on the cult and the causes of its decline, with particular emphasis on the largest body of evidence recorded anywhere for iconoclastic damage, presumably by Christian populations, to sculpted images of worshippers and twin goddesses. The volume traces the characteristics of major Demeter sanctuaries elsewhere (e.g., Eleusis, Corinth, Pergamon, Acragas, and Selinus) and places Cyrene's sanctuary within the context of this development.

The volume also presents the sanctuary's important lapidary and lead inscriptions as analyzed by Joyce Reyonlds. It is the eighth volume in the final reports series for the excavations conducted for the University of Michigan, and subsequently the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, between 1969 and 1981.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Minor Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations and Bibliography
  2. pp. xv-xxii
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. I: Part 1: Background to the Early Imperial Period
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. I: Part 2: The Early Imperial Walled Remains, 31 B.C.–A.D. 115
  2. pp. 9-68
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  1. II: Part 1: Sanctuary Development from A.D. 115–262
  2. pp. 69-124
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  1. II: Part 2: Building Alterations before the A.D. 262 Earthquake
  2. pp. 125-128
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  1. III: Part 1: Background to the Years A.D. 262–365
  2. pp. 129-130
  1. III: Part 2: The Sanctuary’s Final Construction
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. III: Part 3: Squatter Period Walls
  2. pp. 143-152
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  1. IV: Part 1: Sanctuary Iconclasm
  2. pp. 153-160
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  1. IV: Part 2: Similar Activities Outside the Region
  2. pp. 161-166
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  1. IV: Part 3: The Cult’s Final Years: Christianity’s Advent and Impact on the Cult
  2. pp. 167-172
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  1. V: Conclusion
  2. pp. 173-180
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  1. Appendix: The Inscriptions on Stone and Lead
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Minor Abbreviations
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  1. Editor’s Preface
  2. pp. 187-188
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Catalogue of Inscriptions on Stone and Lead
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. Arabic Summary
  2. pp. 209-210
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781934536575
Related ISBN
9781934536469
MARC Record
OCLC
561961544
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-10-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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