ABSTRACT

The history of Greek sanctuaries reflects the development of ancient Greek culture and civilization. Traditionally studies of sanctuaries have been mainly descriptive, with much emphasis on the architectural features. This collection rakes a wider view. The articles, all by archaeologists or historians of religion, explore the ongm and development of sanctuaries through detailed investigations of some of the most major and some less well-known sites. They stress the social significance of sanctuaries, as well as the important role they played within particular cults. Greek Sanctuaries: New Approaches is important and engaging reading for students of ancient Greek history or archaeology. Ir will also be of interest to people visiting the sites.