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8 « Isis » et « Athènes » : épigraphie, espace et pouvoir à la basse époque hellénistique

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This chapter explores, through the case of Athens and the cult of Isis, the construction of power and its agents in Greek country to second and first centuries BC. The issue is approached in the hope of demonstrating complexity of the issues around the definition and management of power. The chapter makes it clear that in defining Athens with respect to political, social and religious changes, one must adopt a broad approach that not only takes into consideration the historical geography of the city of Athens but also dynamics of the city, between institutional discourse, social realities and poetic performances. Similarly, to capture the personality of Isis, one must make a contextualized description of "Isis" that highlights the differences or inconsistencies in the perception of Isis. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Athens; cult of Isis; institutions; poets; power; social realities



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