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Dionysos, Dusarès et le culte impérial

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This chapter examines the credentials of the cult of Nemesis and reviews certain issues raised by the structures of the imperial cult as a social requirement that involves the presence of divinity in Syrian provinces. It explains the Nemesis documentation in Syrian provinces. The best evidence of the popularity of the Nemesis cult consists of sculptures. In Greco-Roman culture, the most common functions of Nemesis relate to a divine and human nature of distributive justice. In Syrian provinces, the highest convergence between the Roman imperial cult and Nemesis is probably due to dedication of a shrine of Caesarea Paneas to goddess for saving Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. The chapter concludes that the presence of Nemesis in Syrian provinces cannot be studied without reference to the cultural, religious and political context of the Greek-speaking and other provinces of the Roman empire. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Greco-Roman culture; imperial cult; Nemesis; Roman empire; Syrian provinces



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