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Title: Construire la figure religieuse des souverains lagides
Subtitle: À propos d'une dédicace à Hestia Pantheos et aux Theoi Euergetai pour Ptolémée IV et Arsinoé III
Author(s): DECHEVEZ, Julien
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 51    Date: 2021   
Pages: 51-79
DOI: 10.2143/AS.51.0.3290244

Abstract :
This article reconsiders a fragmentary dedication to Hestia Pantheos. It explores the intriguing grammatical particularities of the inscription and the restitutions suggested by previous editors, focusing on their impact on the understanding of the spatial setting of the sanctuary. It will be argued that the sacred place would have hosted a cult of Hestia Pantheos nearby a second cult space devoted to the Theoi Euergetai as synnaoi of another deity, maybe Zeus. In this respect, the inscription sheds light on how dedicators managed to create the religious persona of the king in the broad framework of the Hellenistic ruler cult, mostly through the closeness of sacred spaces dedicated to ancient and new gods and the use of epithets specifying particular functions.

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