A Fragmentary Ritual Norm from Athens: Agora I 7538

by Kevin F. Daly

Hesperia, Volume 91, Issue 4
Page(s): 649-691
Stable URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/873700
Year: 2022


This article presents the editio princeps of a fragmentary inscribed ritual norm, Agora I 7538, found in the excavations of the Athenian Agora. Characteristic of such documents in its topics and compact style, this Late Classical or Early Hellenistic text directs the disposition of sacrificial items and the invitation (klesis) of a divinity. As the inscription contains several words that are unattested or rare in the Athenian epigraphical record, this text constitutes an exceptional contribution to our knowledge of religious practice and ritual regulations.