Investigating the occupation of Massalia territory before the foundation of the Greek city to the Roman period, these findings provide an overview of the diverse issues behind the circulations between Greeks from Phocaea and Celtic populations. This reflection on a key region of the Euro-Mediterranean space rests on the analysis of archaeological findings, including: urban excavations, spatial studies, analysis of necropolis, submarine remains, paleo-environmental data, and reviewing the ancient literary documentation. These new and innovative findings in Greek Marseille and Mediterranean Celtic Region will be of particular interest to both students and scholars exploring the political, economic and cultural fields of relationships between the Greek migrants and the populations they started to meet at the end of the seventh century BC.
9. The Cults of Greek Marseille (Antoine Hermary)
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9. The Cults of Greek Marseille
In spite of the important discoveries of the last decades, Marseille is still one of the rare ancient Greek cities where no place of worship is localised with certainty. Indeed, excavations have not yet enabled scholars to identify the sanctuaries mentioned by the ancient authors, and the different votive objects unearthed since the nineteenth century cannot be attributed to precise divinities, for want of inscribed dedications or a significant architectural context.
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