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

Mnasistratos, The 'Hierophant' At Andania (IG 5.1.1390 And Syll.3 735)

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 mysteries of Andania, in Messenia, are attested by literary and epigraphic evidence. Inscriptions will be the main focus of this chapter but it first have a glance at the literary sources before proceeding to the inscriptions. As is usual where local Greek mysteries are concerned, literary evidence on the subject is provided only by Pausanias. The former consider that Mnasistratos gave up the priestly function of hierophant in aid of the city, which therefore installed the college of hieroi to perform the mysteries: in this respect, the regulation is seen as a 'restoration' of the ancestral mystery cult under the supervision of the hierophant belonging to the family clan devoted to the cult.

Keywords: Andania; Hierophant; Mnasistratos

10.1163/ej.9789004180895.i-704.57
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004180895.i-704.57
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:
     
    Myths, Martyrs, and Modernity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation