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Les responsables des célébrations et des représentations du pouvoir imperial

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This chapter outlines the contours, nature or symbolic resonance, some remarks and assumptions of the functions "alytarch" of "amphithales" or "grammateus" related to the organization of Antioch games. According Malalas, the first Syriac named Artabanios, was designated to say the recovery and reorganization of the Olympic Games of Antioch under Commodus. It is very likely that the Syriac has completed its liturgy for the provincial assembly in Syria during the origins of the provincial imperial cult. An attribute of the alytarch is a "whip" that deserves comment, especially about the alytarch exerted by Diocletian. Another important attribute of the alytarque is the "stick". The third fundamental attribute of alytarch is a crown, which takes its name from Zeus, according to Libanios. The chapter concludes that the Greek competition held in Syrian cities do not harm the conduct gladiators. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: alytarch; Antioch games; Diocletian; grammateus; Olympic games; provincial imperial cult



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