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Theoi pantes
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(θεοὶ πάντες/theoì pántes, 'all the gods'). The gods in their entirety. They are called upon in vow formulas, oaths and prayers, and named in curses, short invocations or requests. Benedictions are offered to TP and altars are dedicated to them. The pantheon [2] is the sacred place for the worship of their cult. The Greek composite personal names Pánthe(i)os, Pánthe(i)a, Panthýs are derived from TP. Benedictions for 'the all-divine', to pántheion, are connected with their cult ([1; 3. 697-703] with examples). Besides TP, the gods in their entirety are described as pánte…

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Elm, Dorothee, “Theoi pantes”, 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 28 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1209020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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