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Apollo
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(᾽Απόλλων/Apollōn; Dorian Apellon). The Greek god Apollo was worshiped in all the cities of Greece, but was recognized as the city deity above all by Argos, Sparta, and Miletus (together with its colonies). Panhellenic sanctuaries of Apollo, visited by pilgrims from afar, included Delphi with its oracle and Delos. Social analysis indicates that Apollo was apt to be chosen as “their” god particularly by young men between the end of their maternal care at home and their inclusion among the adult citizens, the time when they were …

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Apollo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00892>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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