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The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos$
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Guy Maclean Rogers

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178630

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178630.001.0001

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Continuity in Change

Continuity in Change

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The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos
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Guy Maclean Rogers

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0001

This chapter explains the mysteries of Artemis, whicxh include the formal, logical relationship between ancient votive religion and mystery cults, as well as some of the less widely appreciated implications of the so-called votive formula. The relationship between the fields of reference narrated and the celebrations of Artemis's mysteries within the city in turn is relevant to many questions and controversies, not only about Graeco-Roman religion, history, and historiography, but also about anthropological theory, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience. Artemis of Ephesos was one of the most popular deities of the Graeco-Roman world. The celebrations of the mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos were not always organized to address eschatological concerns of initiates. There also were in fact traits of identity in the celebration of the mysteries of Artemis, but these traits were maintained through rearrangement, reorganization, and revitalization, by Roman emperors and governors, the polis of Ephesos, and individual benefactors.

Keywords:   Artemis, votive religion, mystery cults, votive formula, Graeco-Roman religion, historiography, Ephesos

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