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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 economic natu…

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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 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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