Sacrifice at the Amphiareion and a Fragmentary Sacred Law from Oropos

by Eran Lupu

Hesperia, Volume 72, Issue 3
Page(s): 321-340
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182024
Year: 2003


The rules and norms affecting the pre-incubation sacrifice at the Amphiareion at Oropos are reexamined here in light of a new fragment, I.Oropos 278. The study of this fragment together with other evidence for sacrifice at the sanctuary suggests that the rules governing the pre-incubation sacrifice at the Amphiareion were more flexible during the 4th century B.C. than they appear from Pausanias's later description of incubation on a ram's skin. I.Oropos 278 is shown here to incorporate a sacrificial tariff. Representative sacrificial tariffs listed in an appendix further support this interpretation.