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By Fred Naiden

ISBN-10: 019518341X

ISBN-13: 9780195183412

ISBN-10: 0195385985

ISBN-13: 9780195385984

this is often the 1st book-length therapy of supplication, a tremendous social perform in old Mediterranean civilizations. regardless of the significance of supplication, it has got little consciousness, and no earlier learn has explored such a lot of elements of the perform. Naiden investigates the various gestures made through the supplicants, the kinds of requests they make, the arguments utilized in safety in their requests, and the position of the supplicandus, who evaluates and makes a decision even if to meet the requests. assorted and considerable assets invite comparability among the societies of Greece and Rome and in addition between literary genres. also, Naiden formulates an research of the ritual in its criminal and political contexts. In developing this wealthy and thorough research, Naiden thought of over 800 acts of supplication from Greek, Hebrew, and Roman literature, paintings, and medical assets. 30 illustrations and a map of the proper destinations accompany the text.

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