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date: 22 November 2019

imperial cult 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Alexander SkinnerAlexander Skinner, Oliver NicholsonOliver Nicholson

A term synonymous with ‘*emperor worship’, referring to the performance of religious rituals with a focus on both past and current emperors. Posthumous deification had become the official norm under the Julio-Claudians (excepting ‘bad’ emperors) in the ... ...

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