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Kulten till de flaviska kejsarna i Efesos under Domitianus

Enberg, Anna LU (2010) ARKK01 20101
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Archaeology
Abstract
“The cult of the flavian emperors in Ephesos during the reign of Domitian” is an attempt to investigate the influence of an imperial provincial cult on the life of a city in the eastern parts of the Roman empire. Through the study of diffrent types of sourcematerials (archaeological, ephigrafical, numismatic and literary) the aim is to trace the influence that the new cult had on different levels of society.
It can be concluded that the new cult was significant for the status of the city of Ephesos in relation to the other cities of the province. The building of the temple and other related structures also meant big changes in the apperence of the city. The architectural and sculptural elements in turn was effective ways of consolidating... (More)
“The cult of the flavian emperors in Ephesos during the reign of Domitian” is an attempt to investigate the influence of an imperial provincial cult on the life of a city in the eastern parts of the Roman empire. Through the study of diffrent types of sourcematerials (archaeological, ephigrafical, numismatic and literary) the aim is to trace the influence that the new cult had on different levels of society.
It can be concluded that the new cult was significant for the status of the city of Ephesos in relation to the other cities of the province. The building of the temple and other related structures also meant big changes in the apperence of the city. The architectural and sculptural elements in turn was effective ways of consolidating the elevated position of the emperor in the minds of the general public. Both individuals and associations saw the need to position themselves in relation to the new cult. Examples of this can be seen in the distribution of priesthoods and the inclusion of the emperor in the religious rituals of certain associations. The inauguration of the cult of the flavian emperors undoubtedly brought an intensification of imperial cult to the city of Ephesos in terms of sacrifices, processions, festivals and games in honour of the emperor. In relation to this new cult Ephesos was also the first city to be called neokoros of an imperial cult. After the establishment of the cult in Ephesos this terminology spread quickly throughout the whole of Asia Minor. The city of Ephesos itself actually became neokoros of additional imperial cults in the following years. The cult of the flavian emperors survived the death of Domitan and was continued in the honour of Titus and Vespasian. (Less)
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author
Enberg, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The cult of the flavian emperors in Ephesos during the reign of Domitian
course
ARKK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kejsarkult, Efesos, Mindre Asien, Domitianus
language
Swedish
id
1608542
date added to LUP
2010-08-19 14:24:22
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2010-08-19 14:24:22
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  abstract     = {“The cult of the flavian emperors in Ephesos during the reign of Domitian” is an attempt to investigate the influence of an imperial provincial cult on the life of a city in the eastern parts of the Roman empire. Through the study of diffrent types of sourcematerials (archaeological, ephigrafical, numismatic and literary) the aim is to trace the influence that the new cult had on different levels of society.
	It can be concluded that the new cult was significant for the status of the city of Ephesos in relation to the other cities of the province. The building of the temple and other related structures also meant big changes in the apperence of the city. The architectural and sculptural elements in turn was effective ways of consolidating the elevated position of the emperor in the minds of the general public. Both individuals and associations saw the need to position themselves in relation to the new cult. Examples of this can be seen in the distribution of priesthoods and the inclusion of the emperor in the religious rituals of certain associations. The inauguration of the cult of the flavian emperors undoubtedly brought an intensification of imperial cult to the city of Ephesos in terms of sacrifices, processions, festivals and games in honour of the emperor. In relation to this new cult Ephesos was also the first city to be called neokoros of an imperial cult. After the establishment of the cult in Ephesos this terminology spread quickly throughout the whole of Asia Minor. The city of Ephesos itself actually became neokoros of additional imperial cults in the following years. The cult of the flavian emperors survived the death of Domitan and was continued in the honour of Titus and Vespasian.},
  author       = {Enberg, Anna},
  keyword      = {kejsarkult,Efesos,Mindre Asien,Domitianus},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kulten till de flaviska kejsarna i Efesos under Domitianus},
  year         = {2010},
}