Kristoph Hammerschmied (geb. Jürgens), "The Panhellenic Festival of Artemis Leukophryene in Magnesia-On-The-Meander. A Spatial Analysis of a Hellenistic Procession", in: Ute Luig (Ed.), Approaching the Sacred. Pilgrimage in historical and intercultural perspective, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018, 91–127


From an archeological perspective, this article discusses sacred mobility and ritual movement in Greek Hellenistic festivals. It focuses on the Panhellenic festival of Artemis Leukophryene in Magnesia-on-the-Meander. Instructively, this festival shows the various forms of festive movements in ancient Greece and their contextual meaning. Firstly, the article examines movement during the preliminary stages of the festival as an instrument to create a cultural framework. Secondly, it takes a look on the procession conducted in the festival in which the celebrating community mediated an image of its civic identity. The architecture, monuments, and inscriptions of the Magnesian topography are given due consideration to gain information about trajectories, participants, and the procession’s ritual framework.

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