By Kent J. Rigsby
Kent J. Rigsby lays out those records and discusses their ancient implications in a considerable advent. He argues that whereas a hopeful goal of army neutrality lay at the back of the establishment of asylum, the declarations didn't in reality swap army habit. as a substitute, "declared inviolability" turned a civic and non secular honor for which towns around the Greek international competed throughout the 3rd to first centuries B.C.
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3 for the "status" of Athena Chalcioecus at Sparta is illuminating (see Jaenisch 28). 52. Schlesinger, "Asylie" 64-65; W. Günther, Das Orakel von Didyma in hellenistischer Zeit, IstMitt-BH 4 (Tübingen 1971) 82 n. C. and brought countless violations of sanctuaries and temples"); cf. A. J. Holladay and M. D. s. 36 (1986) 151-160 (Greeks before Alexander took seriously religious constraints on warfare). 53 The decline of religious scruples (whether this was historical or not)54 is admittedly an ancient claim.
Bonn 1975) 89-101; J. K. 12 (1984) 288-289; P. Debord, Aspects sociaux et économiques de la vie religieuse dans l'Anatolie, EPRO 88 (Leiden 1982) 271-286; L. Boffo, I re ellenistici e i centri religiosi dell' Asia Minore (Pavia 1985) 53-79; W. K. Pritchett, The Greek State at War V (Berkeley 1991) 125-132. 49. 50 In strict logic, they do not seem necessary: all temples were supposed to be inviolable, and for a city the option of military neutrality was always there, without need of someone else's declaration.
H. Per. 401, 451-458. Cf. Diod. 89 on the temenos of the Palici in Sicily, with its geysers: it was held in such awe that oaths are sworn here and claims settled; this precinct has remained unviolated/inviolable from time immemorial (), a great aid to slaves with cruel masters, who cannot remove fugitives by force but only upon a pledge of good treatmentno violation of this being on record (). : it was distinguished vel ob insignem munimento naturali locum vel ob sacrata omnia vestigiis raptae quondam Proserpinae ...