The Pattern of Royal Epithets on Hellenistic Coinages

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The Pattern of Royal Epithets on Hellenistic Coinages
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  PEETERS LEUVEN - PARIS - WALPOLE, MA  2011 STUDIA HELLENISTICA  51 MORE THAN MEN,LESS THAN GODS STUDIES ON ROYAL CULT AND IMPERIAL WORSHIP PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONALCOLLOQUIUM ORGANIZED BY THEBELGIAN SCHOOL AT ATHENS(NOVEMBER 1-2, 2007) edited by  Panagiotis P. IOSSIF, Andrzej S. CHANKOWSKI and Catharine C. LORBER   TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IX  List of Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  XI List of Abbreviations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  XIII INTRODUCTION Le culte des souverains aux époques hellénistique et impériale dansla partie orientale du monde méditerranéen: questions actuelles. . . 1 Andrzej S. C HANKOWSKI I. THE PRE-HELLENISTIC DIVINE KINGSHIP By the Favor of Auramazd  a  : Kingship and the Divine in the Early  Achaemenid Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Mark B. G  ARRISON Identities of the Indigenous Coinages of Palestine under Achae-menid Rule: the Dissemination of the Image of the Great King . 105Haim G ITLER  La contribution des Teucrides aux cultes royaux de l’époque hellé-nistique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121Claude B  AURAIN II. THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD:ROYAL CULT AND DIVINE KINGSHIP The Ithyphallic Hymn for Demetrios Poliorketes and HellenisticReligious Mentality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Angelos C HANIOTIS Never Mind the Bullocks: Taurine Imagery as a MulticulturalExpression of Royal and Divine Power under Seleukos I Nikator. . 197Oliver D. H OOVER   VI   TABLE OF CONTENTS  Apollo Toxotes  and the Seleukids: Comme un air de famille  . . . . . 229Panagiotis P. I OSSIF Theos  Aigiochos  : the Aegis in Ptolemaic Portraits of Divine Rulers 293Catharine C. L ORBER  Ptolémée III et Bérénice II, divinités cosmiques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357Hans H  AUBEN The Iconography of Assimilation. Isis and Royal Imagery onPtolemaic Seal Impressions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389Dimitris P LANTZOS The Pattern of Royal Epithets on Hellenistic Coinages . . . . . . . . 417François DE C  ALLATA   Y  & Catharine C. L ORBER  III. THE EMPEROR WORSHIP:ROMAN IMPERATORS AND EMPERORS Des honneurs divins pour Marc Antoine à Thessalonique? . . . . . 457Emmanuel V  OUTIRAS The Creation of Imperial Gods: Not only Imposition versusSpontaneity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475Fernando L OZANO Étude comparative de l’introduction du culte impérial à Pergame,à Athènes et à Éphese. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521Maria K   ANTIRÉA  Honorific and other Dedications to Emperors in the Greek East 553Mika K   AJAVA  Le culte impérial en Phénicie: culte civique ou culte provincial? . 593Ziad S  AWAYA  Celebrating Supermen: Divine Honors for Roman Emperors inGreek Papyri from Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 619 Janneke DE J ONG    TABLE OF CONTENTS VII IV. THE PERIPHERY OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN ROYAL CULT:THE ARSAKIDS Royal Cult in Arsakid Parthia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649 Antonio I NVERNIZZI SUMMATION More than Men, Less than Gods: Concluding Thoughts and New Perspectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 691Panagiotis P. I OSSIF & Catharine C. L ORBER  Indices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 711  * Warm thanks to Bethany Isenberg who revised an earlier version of this paper. 1 All dates are B.C. unless otherwise indicated. 2 Green 1993, 402-3 (ruler cults); Shipley 2000, 65-6 (representations of kingship). 3   OGIS  383. For an English translation, see Burstein 1985, 63-5. 4 The title  philometor  is attested on an extremely rare issue (see Table I). THE PATTERN OF ROYAL EPITHETS ONHELLENISTIC COINAGES François DE C  ALLATA   Y  and Catharine C. L ORBER  * Introduction  Any book on the Hellenistic period provides some comments aboutthe royal epithets used by rulers of that time 1 . They are generally insertedin a chapter about ruler cults or representations of kingship 2 . These epi-thets can be found in both literary and epigraphic written sources, aswell as on coins. The views and conclusions which may be drawn fromeach of the three sets of documents may prove to be very different. Antiochos I of Kommagene struck bronze coins with only the soberlegend [ nomisma  ] basileos     Antiochou (of King Antiochos), whereasinscriptions left at Nemrud Da  g  , on the back of the thrones of theseated colossal statues, proclaim that he is the “Great King Antiochos,divine, just, manifest (visible), friend of the Romans and the Greeks.” 3  The same inscription adds that he is the grandson of Antiochos epiphanes  philometor kallinikos  , that is, the Seleucid Antiochos VIII, who is only  epiphanes  on his coinage 4 . Conversely, some grandiloquent legends onParthian coins, which have easily four or five epithets, are not attested inour epigraphic record.By definition, nicknames ( sobriquets  ) are not to be confused with epi-thets, since this last word literally means êpíqeton (imposed, placedupon). Nicknames unofficially promoted by popular perception arefound only in literary sources. Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of somenicknames placed in modern alphabetical order, excluding geographicalnames (e.g.,  Asiatikos  or Sidetes  ):  Auletes  (flute-player, oboist) for
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