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Appendix Two Natural and Social Topography of Aigina

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This appendix of the book A Local History of Greek Polytheism: Gods, People, and the Land of Aigina, 800-400 BCE presents a short account of the natural and social topography of ancient Aigina including attested textual sources, archaeological data, harbors, anchorages, and bays outside of Aigina-town, and fresh water supply. The book focuses on the Aiginetan system of cults. It traces the historical development of Aiginetan religious structures. The book deploys a contextual perspective and reviews regional and panhellenic religious interactions. It provides a resource on the Aiginetan deities, local cults, and the religious practices of Aiginetans in the Archaic and Classical periods.

Keywords: Aiginetan deities; ancient Aigina; Archaic period; Greek polytheism; local cults; panhellenic religious interactions; social topography



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