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I. Mesopotamia

From the 3rd millennium to the end of Mesopotamian civilization, the staff of Mesopotamian temples consisted of the cult personnel in the narrower sense - i.e. the priests and priestesses who looked after the official cult in the temples, the cult musicians and singers - and the service staff (male and female courtyard cleaners, cooks, etc.). In addition, ther…

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Renger, Johannes (Berlin), Quack, Joachim (Berlin), Niehr, Herbert (Tübingen), Haas, Volkert (Berlin), Gordon, Richard L. (Ilmmünster) and Schöllgen, Georg (Bonn), “Priests”, 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 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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