Jon D. Mikalson offers for classical and Hellenistic Athens a study
of the terminology and contexts of praises of religious actions and
artefacts and an investigation of the various authorities in
religious activities. The terms of approbation apply to priests,
priestesses, and lay individuals in various capacities as well as
to sacrifices, dedications, and sanctuaries. From these a new
esthetic of Greek religion emerges as well as a new social aspect... more...