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Processions
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A procession, ranging from imperial spectacles to local festivals and family rituals, was a ritualized escort of someone or something from one location to another (even back to the start) – an ordinary walk remade into a ceremony that created community and claimed civic space. As the cortege (a hierarchically arran…

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Latham, Jacob, “Processions”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002864>
First published online: 2018



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