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date: 09 August 2020

ruler-cult 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Mason HammondMason Hammond, Simon R. F. PriceSimon R. F. Price

The essential characteristic of Greek ruler-worship is the rendering, as to a god or hero, of honours to individuals deemed superior to other people because of their achievements, position, or power. The roots of this lie in Greece, though parallels are to be found in other near eastern societies.... ...

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