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The Sanctuary of Apollo Hypoakraios and Imperial Athens
(2003)
  • Peter E. Nulton, Ph.D., Rhode Island School of Design
Abstract

The Cave Sanctuary of Apollo on the North Slope of the Acropolis at Athens was investigated in 1896-97 and produced a rich collection of inscriptions relating to the cult. These inscriptions are published in full for the first time in this work. The author discusses the history of the cult. Far from being of great antiquity as readers of Euripides' "Ion" have long assumed, the cult was instituted in the time of Augustus when "The Athenians thought it fitting that their archons swear an oath that upheld tradition in connection to Apollo Patroos, but simultaneously honored their 'new Apollo'", the Emperor himself.

Keywords
  • Apollo,
  • Athens,
  • Hypoakraios,
  • Hypo Makrais,
  • Acropolis
Publication Date
2003
Publisher
David Brown Book Company
Series
Archaeologia Transatlantica
ISBN
0974860999
Citation Information
Peter E. Nulton. The Sanctuary of Apollo Hypoakraios and Imperial Athens. Vol. 21 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_nulton/2/