A crowning achievement
The wreaths were consistently used throughout the ancient Greek and Roman world, as well as later in Byzantium, in the major events of religious, political and social life. Crowning rewarded someone who successfully completed a difficult task, undertook an office or achieved a major victory. It indicated that the one crowned was purified and ready to transcend the mundane and ascend mentally into a morally and spiritually superior world.
DOI Code: 10.1285/i15912221v26p87
Keywords: wreaths; games; inscriptions
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