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The Iconography of Greek Cult in the Archaic and Classical Periods

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ISBN: 9782821828926 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Liège
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For the understanding and interpretation of the religions of times past, the imagery of those cultures has always been an important source of information, besides the written sources (if at all available) and the ever-richer archaeological material. The topic of this collection of papers is the religious iconography of cult in ancient Greece. The book aims at promoting the understanding of ancient Greek cult of the Archaic and Classical periods through the presentation of new evidence and new...

Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World

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ISBN: 9782821829046 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Liège
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The analysis of the dynamic nature of rituals has become a heuristic tool for the investigation not only of religious behaviour and beliefs, but also for the study of social practice and communication in ancient and modern societies. From public assembly gatherings and funerals to celebration of cult feasts or the honouring of individuals, rituals mark socially important occasions, define beginnings and endings, and aid social transitions. Thus, rituals carry all kinds of messages intended to...

The Sacrificial Rituals of Greek Hero-Cults in the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic Period

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ISBN: 9782874560033 9782821829008 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Liège
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This study questions the traditional view of sacrifices in hero-cults during the Archaic to the early Hellenistic periods. The analysis of the epigraphical and literary evidence for sacrifices to heroes in these periods shows, contrary to the traditional notion, that the main ritual in hero-cults was a thysia at which the worshippers consumed the meat from the animal victim. A particular handling of the animal’s blood or a holocaust, rituals previously taken to be typical for heroes, can rare...

Horizons of Shamanism: A Triangular Approach to the History and Anthropology of Ecstatic Techniques

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion ISBN: 9789176350270 9789176350249 9789176350256 9789176350263 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.16993/bag Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Bibliography
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"The multifarious and sometimes contested concept of “shamanism” has aroused intense popular and scholarly interest since its initial coinage by the Russian scholar V. M. Mikhailovsky in the late 19th century. In this book, three leading scholars, representing different branches of the humanities, dwell on the current status of shamanic practices and conceptions of the soul, both as ‘etic’ scholarly categories in historical research and as foci of spiritual revitalization among the indigenous populations of post-Soviet Siberia. Framed by an introduction and a critical afterword by historian of religions Ulf Drobin, the three essays address issues crucial to the understanding of cultural history and the history of religions. Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Research Professor in CERES, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgetown, Jan N. Bremmer, professor emeritus and former Chair of Religious Studies at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen and Carlo Ginzburg at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. The editor Peter Jackson, is Professor at the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies at Stockholm University."

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