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By H. S. Versnel

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This is often the 1st of a two-volume choice of reports in inconsistencies in Greek and Roman faith. Their universal target is to argue for the old relevance of assorted kinds of ambiguity and dissonance. the 1st quantity makes a speciality of the significant paradoxes in old henotheism. The time period "henotheism" - a latest formation after the stereotyped acclamation: #EIS O QEOS# ("one is the god"), universal to early Christianity and contemporaneous paganism - denotes the categorical devotion to at least one specific god with no denying the lifestyles of, or perhaps cultic consciousness to, different gods. After its best within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties the time period fell into disuse. still, the proposal of henotheism represents the most striking and critical shifts in Graeco-Roman faith.

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1073 with scholia; Isaeus 5,47; Demosth. 20,18,29,127-8,159-160; 21, 170; 23, 143; Dein. ö'>v uq>"ApJloöiou Kat 'APUJt0YEitovoc; appears to be a stock phrase. Cf. also Plut. Arist. 27, 4. Astatue for tyrannicides also at Er~thrae: 1. Erythrai und Klazomenai, 503, and Xen. Hiero 4, 5. o Andoc. co. Cf. Xen. Hiero 4, 5. For the interpretation see: K. Latte, Schuld und Sünde in der griechischen Religion, ARW 20 (1921) 254-98 = Kleine Schriften (Munich 1968) 3-35; Parker 1983, Appendix 5,366-9. 51 J.

79-95, to be dated to 334 BC). Cf. also M. ]annelli, I rapporti giuridici di Alessandro Magno con i Chii, in: Studi di storia antica offerti dagli allievi a E. ; L. Prandi, Alessandro Magno e Chio. Considerazioni su SylP 283 e SEG XXII, 506, Aevum 57 (1983) 24-32. 57 These indude general statements concerning all the Greeks, as for instance in the edict of Antigonos I dVUl öE Kui 'toue; "EAATlVUe; li1tuv-rae; EAEU9EpOUe;, a

To all this two points should be added. First of all , it is out ofthe question that the contradiction was intended by the author, for instance as a rhetorical or poetic device. The artlessness of and, above all, the distance between the two statements are too striking to allow for paronomasia through polyptoton, as I believe my philological colleagues label it. Secondly, it is true that some scholars who defend the minimizing interpretation are vaguely aware that, somewhere in the background, the clash between the hyperbolic description of a ruler and the Greek hat red of tyrants plays apart.

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