Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Ismyrna 753: Gods And The One God

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The purpose of this chapter is to move the inscription ISmyrna 753 from museum confinement into the lively company of gods and humans in Smyrnaean life and thought from which it came. From evidence in the inscription itself, three of the six deities are associated with planets (Sun and Moon). Of the six deities, only Zeus, a minor deity in this precinct, and Artemis are mentioned in other artifacts from Smyrna. There is no mention of Helios Apollo, Men, Plouton Helios, or Koure Selene. Although no facsimile brings together the six deities found in ISmyrna 753, there do exist inscriptions and literary texts with some shared resemblances, that is, they contain one or two of the names given to deities in this inscription or make the same kind of relationships among deities found in ISmyrna 753.

Keywords: Artemis; Helios Apollo; ISmyrna 753; Koure Selene; Mēn; Plouton Helios; Zeus

10.1163/ej.9789004161962.i-305.23
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004161962.i-305.23
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Reading Religions in the Ancient World — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation