In Greek Epigraphy and Religion Emily Mackil and Nikolaos Papazarkadas bring together a series of papers first presented at a special session of the Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Berkeley 2016). That session was dedicated to the memory of Sara B. Aleshire, one of the leading Greek epigraphists of the twentieth century. The volume at hand includes a combination of previously unpublished inscriptions, overlooked epigraphical documents, and well known inscribed texts that are reexamined with fresh eyes and approaches. The relevant documents cover a wide geographical range, including Athens and Attica, the Peloponnese, Epirus, Thessaly, the Aegean islands, and Egypt. This collection ultimately explores the insights provided by epigraphical texts into the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Greeks, but also revisits critically some entrenched doctrines in the field of Greek religion.
Emily Mackil (Ph.D. Princeton University, 2003) is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon (Berkeley, 2013). Nikolaos Papazarkadas (DPhil Oxford, 2004) is the Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a senior editor of SEG and co-editor of From Document to History: Epigraphic Insights into the Greco-Roman World (Brill, 2019). Contributors are: Francesco Camia, Jan-Mathieu Carbon, Laura Gawlinski, Yannis Kalliontzis, Stephen Lambert, Andronike Makres, Georgia Malouchou, Elena Martín González, Angelos P. Matthaiou, Maria Mili, Fred Naiden, Adele Scafuro, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Jenny Wallensten, Michael Zellmann-Rohrer.
These papers will be of interest to specialists (professor and academic libraries) and graduate students working in the fields of Greek epigraphy, religion, and history.