Asylia Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World


In the Hellenistic period certain Greek temples and cities came to be declared "sacred and inviolable." Asylia was the practice of declaring religious places precincts of asylum, meaning they were immune to violence and civil authority.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rigsby, KJ

Published Date

  • March 28, 1997

Published By


  • 660

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0520916379

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780520916371