Ancient Greek Treasuries Essay by Burnie

Ancient Greek Treasuries
An analysis of ancient Greek culture and the practice of housing gifts to the Gods in sacred treasuries.
# 58010 | 1,853 words | 7 sources | APA | 2003 | CA
Published on Apr 21, 2005 in Archaeology (Ancient History and Mediterranean) , Archaeology (Greek)

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This paper examines several of the many treasuries found at the sites of Olympia and Delphi. The deeper meaning of these structures is explored, including the motives behind their construction.

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"During the eighth century B.C., conditions in Greece contributed to a sense of Panhellenism among the various poleis. There was a general increase in cultural unity, a phenomenon which corresponds to more intense contact with the Eastern world. Such contact would have made obvious the differences between Greek and non-Hellenic cultures. At this time, there was a rise in religious sanctuaries and festivals which, rather than being local, included all Greeks. Two of the most famous Panhellenic sanctuaries were of Zeus at Olympia and Apollo at Delphi. Festivals which were sometimes held at these sites served to enhance the individual poleis by competing against each other in various contests."

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