This paper is an abridged version of two papers and presently is divided into two parts. The first is an historical study of the Maioumas, its origins, and the Jewish, Christian, and pagan written testimony of this ancient festival. The second part is an attempt to clarify the precise location of the village known in ancient times as Maioumas-Shuni, a suburb of Caesarea, and to relate this site to historical references of the Maioumas. Two sites contend for the ancient town of Shuni, while the title ‘Maioumas’ was added to it and to several other sites.
|Number of pages||37|
|State||Published - 2012|
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