The Sacred Gerusia

by James H. Oliver

Hesperia Supplement 6
204 pp,
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-506-5
Publication Date: Nov 1941
Status: Out of Print


The Gerusia was an association of Athenian citizens founded in the joint reign of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus and concerned with the conduct of religious festivals, the management of certain estates, and other financial interests. It was modeled on similar associations attested around the Mediterranean. While using some material from the Agora, this book surveys a wide range of evidence from other sites. The volume is divided into three parts: Part I is devoted to a full treatment of all the available material on this institution. Part II presents the 63 relevant epigraphical texts with translations and commentaries. Part III contains detailed indices.