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1 Caffrey Francis March 6, 2011 Dr. Smith Title In Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State, Francois de Polignac, focuses on how religious space helped create the economic and social structure in the Greek city-state. He reveals this by using myths and rituals. Polignac begins at the end of the Geometric period and end at the beginning of the archaic period Polignac begins with talking about archeological evidence to help the reader understand the changes that regions went through and how that affected their religious behavior. In the late Geometric period, the number of cult sites is unsure but it is increasing all the time. The archeological evidence of offerings to the gods has left mounds of ashes and bones. This has lead archeologist to believe that in the late Geometric period their religious sacrifices and offerings were mainly obeloi, earthenware, and bronze figurines, but larger sites offerings where more impressive like jewelry, and ivory pieces. These offerings were placed in tombs. As the eighth century continues, religious life becomes more a part of their social lives. Instead of impressive offerings like bronze objects being placed in tombs they placed them in sanctuaries because the Greek world was becoming wealthy, therefore they gave more of their riches to
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