By Friesen

Twice Neokoros is a case examine of the Cult of the Sebastoi that was once tested within the urban of Ephesus via the province of Asia throughout the overdue first century C.E. Epigraphic and numismatic info point out that the Cult of the Sebastoi was once devoted in 89/90 to the Flavian imperial relatives. The structure, sculpture, municipal titles, and concrete environment of the cult all replicate Asian spiritual traditions. identical to Ephesus used to be considerably altered by means of those traditions within the associations relating to the Cult of the Sebastoi. in the context of the historical past of provincial cults within the Roman Empire, the Cult of the Sebastoi grew to become a turning element within the rhetoric of social order. hence, the Cult of the Sebastoi served as a prototypical manifestation of socio-religious advancements in the course of the overdue first and early moment century within the jap Mediterranean.

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The significance of the benefaction language in the inscription from Aphrodisias is not that concepts regarding individual benefac­ tors have been attributed to whole cities. These concepts were al­ ready used in the Hellenistic period for relations between cities, primarily in inscriptions thanking another city for sending one or more judges to deliver decisions. Rather, the importance of the benefaction language is found in the particular way in which it is used in the inscriptions of the free cities.

27 1. 458) and so provides no evidence for the name of the temple in the next decade. 3038 refers to someone who inherited the office of neokoros of the temple of Vespasian. The absence of a reference in these inscriptions to the temple's provincial status is un­ usual, though. It is possible that these inscriptions might be related to a different, otherwise unknown, temple for a local cult of Vespasian. 2 5 2 6 2 7 38 CHAPTER T W O alignment with imperial authority by describing their demos as ("devoted to C a e s a r " ) .

Robert's study has shown that the cities listed on the inscription were not chosen arbitrarily. The cities were chosen to represent their district (known as conventus iuridi or 8IOIKT|OIC;) within the province. All areas of the province were thus represented in the organization of the cult and responsible in part for its operation. In the first half of the third century C E , Dio Cassius wrote about the provincial cult for Gaius in Miletus in a section of his Roman His­ tory which dealt with the events of 40 C E .

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