Select bibliography

  • Burton, P. J., "The Summoning of the Magna Mater to Rome (205 B.C.)", Historia XLV/1 (1996): 36-63.
  • Claerhout, I. & Devreker, J., Pessinous. Sacred City of the Anatolian Mother Goddess, Homerkitabevi Istanbul 2008.
  • Devreker, J. & Waelkens M., Les fouilles de la Rijksuniversitiet te Gent à Pessinonte, 1967- 1973, I-II. Brugge 1984.
  • Devreker, J., Thoen H., Vermeulen F., "The Imperial Sanctuary at Pessinus and its Predecessors: A Revision", Anatolia Antiqua III (1995): 125-144.
  • Devreker, J., Thoen H., Vermeulen F., Excavations in Pessinus: The so-called Acropolis. From Hellenistic and Roman Cemetery to Byzantine Fortress. Gent 2003.
  • Strobel, K., "Ist das phrygische Kultzentrum der Matar mit dem hellenistischen und römischen Pessinus identisch? Zur Geographie des Tempelstaates von Pessinus", Orbis Terrarum 13 (2007).
  • Strubbe, J., The Inscriptions of Pessinous. Bonn 2005.
  • Strubbe, J., "The Imperial Cult at Pessinous", The Impact of Imperial Rome on Religions, Ritual and Religious Life in the Roman Empire. Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, 200 BC-AD 476). Münster, June 30-July 4, 2004: 106-121. Leiden 2006.
  • Thoen, H., "Dating the Temple Area: the Evidence of the Finds", Anatolia Antiqua X (2002): 145-154.
  • Verlinde, A., "Monumental architecture in Hellenistic and Julio-Claudian Pessinus", Babesch 85 (2010): 111-139.
  • Virgilio, B., Il "tempio stato" di Pessinunte fra Pergamo e Roma nel II-I secolo A.C. Pisa 1981.
  • Waelkens, M., "The Imperial Sanctuary at Pessinus: Epigraphical and Numismatic Evidence for its Date and Identification", Epigraphica Anatolica VII (1986): 37-72.

Annual preliminary reports in Kazı Sonuşları Toplantısı (Ankara), Anatolia Antiqua (Istanbul), and the yearbooks of the Province of East-Flanders (Ghent).

Further reading on Kybele and Attis:

  • Borgeaud, Ph., La Mère des dieux. Paris 1996.
  • Lancellotti, M.G., Attis, between myth and history: king, priest, and God. Leiden 2002.
  • Roller, L. E., In Search of God the Mother. The Cult of Anatolian Cybele. Berkeley - Los Angeles - London 1999.
  • Sfameni Gasparro, G. et al., Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis. Leiden 1985.