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Jan M. van der Molen
University of Groningen
In this second of two essays on the topic of ancient Greek inscriptions, I will briefly explore and discuss the textuality of ritual norms or, 'sacred laws', by looking 1) at the reasons for these ritual norms to have been written down in the first place and 2) how these norms/laws/decrees were able to get their observers to adhere to them. Throughout the essay I have made use of J.L. Austin's Speech Act Theory to better contextualize the meaning of the inscriptions dealt with.
Keywords Greek Epigraphy  Ancient Greek Religion  Ancient Greek History  Speech Act Theory  J. L. Austin  Greek Inscriptions  Leges Sacrae (Sacred Laws)  Ritual Norms
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