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Title: A Religious Association at Sardes
Author(s): RIGSBY, Kent
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 44    Date: 2014   
Pages: 1-23
DOI: 10.2143/AS.44.0.3044797

Abstract :
An inscription at Sardes, carved in the second century AD, preserves a dedication of a statue by an Achaemenid governor (fifth or fourth century BC) and two unusual injunctions banning the therapeutai who tend the statue from participating in mysteries of Sabazius, Agdistis, and Ma. The paper argues that the two injunctions date from Roman Imperial times, the privileged therapeutai reacting against cults that they regarded as novel and exotic.

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