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Pronouncement for the Anaitians and the Metapians

Maddalena Luisa Zunino    Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    

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abstract

The ϝράτρα for the Anaitians and the Metapians falls under a definite group of archaic and classical Olympian documents, which hand us some of the oracles issued by Zeus; this time, the god orders those communities (otherwise unknown and not belonging to the political community of ‘the Eleans’) to bind themselves in a reciprocal φιλία under penalty of exclusion from his altar. The decidedly imposing dictate of Olympian Zeus, absolute ruler of this φιλία, undoubtedly contradicts the image of his sanctuary as a (politically) neutral place of arbitration of conflicts between the (autonomous) communities living around it.

Published
Dec. 10, 2021
Accepted
Oct. 11, 2021
Submitted
July 29, 2021
Language
IT

Keywords: Anaitians and MetapiansEleansFriendship (φιλία)Hiaromaoi (ἰαρομάοι)ProxenoiPronouncement (ϝράτρα)Oath (ὄρκος)Oracle and altar of ZeusOlympiaSoothsayers (μάντεις)

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