The date and location of the cult of Apollo Patroos in the Athenian Agora are still being debated. Recent studies have proven that the epiclesis Patroos was a 4th century invention, while the cult site in the public space seems to have already been established by the 6th century BC. These contradictory results open up new perspectives and questions regarding the political role of Apollo in Athens starting from the time of the formation of the polis. Before being named Patroos, the ancestral Apollo was probably to be identified with the Pythios, whose main sanctuary was in a suburban area on the banks of the Ilissos river. The relationships between Apollo Patroos and Pythios and then between Pythios and the god hypo Makrais and Delphinios are examined. The purpose of this paper is to reconsider the archaeological, epigraphic and literary documentation related to the cult of Apollo with the aim to reconstruct its development and place in the religious history of Athens and hence its relationship to the political space of the city.

Apollo Patroos, Pythios e Delphinios: culto e politica ad Atene nei secoli

Dubbini R.
Primo
2014

Abstract

The date and location of the cult of Apollo Patroos in the Athenian Agora are still being debated. Recent studies have proven that the epiclesis Patroos was a 4th century invention, while the cult site in the public space seems to have already been established by the 6th century BC. These contradictory results open up new perspectives and questions regarding the political role of Apollo in Athens starting from the time of the formation of the polis. Before being named Patroos, the ancestral Apollo was probably to be identified with the Pythios, whose main sanctuary was in a suburban area on the banks of the Ilissos river. The relationships between Apollo Patroos and Pythios and then between Pythios and the god hypo Makrais and Delphinios are examined. The purpose of this paper is to reconsider the archaeological, epigraphic and literary documentation related to the cult of Apollo with the aim to reconstruct its development and place in the religious history of Athens and hence its relationship to the political space of the city.
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