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date: 29 November 2022

tithelocked

tithelocked

  • Nils Martin Persson Nilsson

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Tithe, dekatē, the tenth part of a revenue offered as thank-offering to a god; the sense is often the same as that of *votive offering, *aparchē. For example, a certain Aeschines offered a statue to Athena as dekatē (IG 13. 631). Best known are the tithes which the Athenians brought to the Eleusinian goddesses (see demeter; eleusis; persephone) and in a decree exhorted all Greeks to bring (IG 13.

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  • Greek Myth and Religion

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