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Title: Identités grecques et sanctuaires communs
Author(s): LEFÈVRE, François
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15    Date: 2016   
Pages: 1-24
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.15.0.3167458

Abstract :
This paper begins by recalling the danger of abusing the term ‘amphictiony’ and the necessity of using precaution when mobilizing the concept of ‘region’. Then it shows that ethnic and geographical criteria are unsufficient to explain the formation of associations of amphictionic type. Beyond the sharing of religious beliefs and material interests, the more or less exclusive use of a common sanctuary is also the answer to a political process which is based on discrimination and flattering of the identity consciousness.

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