By Barbara Burrell
The neokoroi, or 'temple-wardens, ' have been Hellenized towns of the jap Roman empire who obtained that identify for owning their provinces' temples to the residing emperor. This paintings collects and analyzes the entire proof for the neokoroi, together with their cash and inscriptions, modern and next old texts, and the archaeological continues to be of the temples themselves and the statues that stood inside them. there have been at the very least thirty-seven neokoroi, and every is tested in a separate bankruptcy. the consequences are then re-analyzed chronologically, clarifying the improvement of the establishment. ultimately the statues, temples, towns, and provinces are in comparison, leading to new insights into the competition and hierarchy one of the towns, and the discussion of worship that similar them to their Roman overlords.
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The next section, a summary of the emperor’s directions, repeats this statement and calls the contest pentaeteric. The final text, Trajan’s letter to the Per- 49 statue base of the People of the twice-neokoroi Pergamenes dedicated by Thyateira; also Pera 1984, 38-40. 54 IvP no. 269 (IGRR 4:336; CIL 3:7068). Note that these particular documents refer only to contests, not to temples; this is made unnecessarily problematic by Schowalter 1998, 238239. 55 Kienast 1996, 122-124. 9; Hanslik 1965, 1094-1100.
20 part i – section i. koinon of asia COIN TYPE 4. Obv: PERGAMHNVN KAI %ARDIANVN Bearded male in long chiton (the People of Pergamon) raises r. 25 Rev: %EBA%TON KEFALIVN GRAMMATEUVN Two-column temple, cuirassed emperor with sceptre within. a) BMC 360 b) BMC 361 c) BMC 362 d) BMC 363 e) London 1979-1-1-1590 (illus. pl. 18 fig. 47; temple incorrectly described as fourcolumn in RPC 1 no. 2362; dated ca. ). COIN TYPE 5. Obv: %ILBANON PERGAMHNOI Togate M. 26 Rev: %EBA%TON DHMOFVN Four-column temple, cuirassed emperor with sceptre within.
3. Epigraphic Evidence Though monumental inscriptions on stone usually contain more words than do the legends on coins, they may or may not say more about the neokoria. Some inscriptions, especially imperial letters, are invaluable for giving precise and contemporary accounts of grants of neokoria, but the overwhelming majority of inscriptions that call a city neokoros simply include it as one of a list of titles, as their main purpose was to honor someone for benevolence, not to document neokoria.