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Associations
(1,754 words)

[German version]

I. Definition

Associations are defined as more or less permanent organizations of people in groups for the pursuit of a common end. The reasons for this could be of topographical, religious (cultores, ‘venerators’ of a deity -- hence the anthropological concept of a ‘cult association’), and/or econom…

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Herz, Peter (Regensburg), “Associations”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12200710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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