L’écriture, les écritures dans les sanctuaires grecs à l’époque archaïque et au début de l’époque classique

Abstract : Writing and inscriptions in Greek sanctuaries in the archaic and at the beginning of the classical period is a work of social and religious history. Writing in sanctuaries, through a variety of dialects, materials, formats and contexts, establishes a relationship between the writer, the deity and other people. The writing of the object may be part of its consecration ritual. An inscribed object offered to a god builds a relationship involving both gift and counter-gift: the worshipper of the object can offer thanks the god for a blessing obtained or be in waiting for one to come. The writing links together several timelines: the past action, the present moment of consecration, and the future reading of the inscription which recalls the past. The writing also carries social recognition: the one who inscribes makes a statement about their know-how and/or their wealth. In the inscription, the dedicant may state something of their identity, a reference to family ties, an occupation, ethnicity or demotic. Identity may also be revealed through the use of a foreign language because it would be intrusive, distinguishing one dedicant from others. Inscribed objects are an integral part of the landscapes of sanctuaries. The place of the inscription is important for it to be seen and read, whether as a dedicatory inscription, one of law or formal decision. Writings in a sanctuary are both a prestigious distinction and a means of transmission which targets people more than gods.
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Ludovic Sot. L’écriture, les écritures dans les sanctuaires grecs à l’époque archaïque et au début de l’époque classique. Histoire. PSL Research University, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PSLEP007⟩. ⟨tel-02297754⟩

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