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Promanteia
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(προμαντεία/promanteía). Privilege, first awarded in recognition of special merits in the 5th cent. BC by Delphi to cities (Plut. Pericles 21,2), and from the early 4th cent. also to individuals (Syll.3 155; FdD 3,4,9), conveying precedence when questioning the oracle of Apollo (cf. Hdt. 1,54 on the - probably unhistorical - promanteía of Croesus). From the 4th cent. on, the promanteía was often awarded along with other political privileges, esp. the proxenía (inscriptions from the 5th to 1st cents. BC, e.g., in FdD 3,1-6). The promanteía of Delphi attests both to…

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Frateantonio, Christa (Gießen), “Promanteia”, 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 21 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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