New PDF release: Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World

By Sarah Hitch,Ian Rutherford

ISBN-10: 0521191033

ISBN-13: 9780521191036

This quantity brings jointly experiences on Greek animal sacrifice via most effective specialists in Greek language, literature and fabric tradition. Readers will enjoy the synthesis of recent proof and methods with a re-examination of twentieth-century theories on sacrifice. The chapters diversity around the complete of antiquity and transcend the Greek global to contemplate attainable impacts in Hittite Anatolia and Egypt, whereas an advent to the burgeoning technology of osteo-archaeology is supplied. The twentieth-century emphasis on sacrifice as a part of the Classical Greek polis method is challenged via attention of varied historic views on sacrifice as designated from particular political or perhaps Greek contexts. Many formerly unexplored issues are lined, fairly the kind of animals sacrificed and the spectrum of sacrificial ritual, from libations to lasting memorials of the ritual in art.

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