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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 arranged gro…

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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 06 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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