Scholarly Resource: Associations in the Greco-Roman World

Those who study the ancient world may be interested in a new resource put together by Philip A. Harland, Richard S. Ascough, and John S. Kloppenborg (with the help of Cheryl Williams). The Associations in the Greco-Roman World database is an online resource which catalogues hundreds of inscriptions from antiquity. This project is a reference companion to the Associations of the Greco-Roman World Sourcebook, a multi-volume collection of primary source material on associations, guilds and religious groups in the ancient Mediterranean.

Also, Phil Harland is my supervisor, so how awesome is that?

Especially pertinent to scholars of ancient esotericism are the numerous inscriptions related to ancient religion and the mysteries. The material is exhaustive, but still growing, and a valuable resource for those who can read ancient Greek. Of course, there’s a catch: If you want to see what the inscriptions look like, you’ll have to buy the book.

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