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votive offerings, votives 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

are (durable) dedications to gods made by individuals or communities in circumstances usually of anxiety, transition, or achievement. Votives display many constant features in both Greek and Roman religion. Dedications consisted in renunciation and long‐term symbolic investment in the divine, in expectation of good things to come. Whereas in ... ...

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