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Language and Ritual in Sabellic Italy: The Ritual Complex of the Third and Fourth Tabulae Iguvinae
     

Language and Ritual in Sabellic Italy: The Ritual Complex of the Third and Fourth Tabulae Iguvinae

by Michael Weiss
 

ISBN-10: 9004177892

ISBN-13: 9789004177895

Pub. Date: 10/26/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The Iguvine Tables (Tabulae Iguvinae) are among the most invaluable documents of Italic linguistics and religion. Seven bronze tablets discovered in 1444 in the Umbrian town of Gubbio (ancient Iguvium), they record the rites and sacral laws of a priestly brotherhood, the Fratres Atiedii, with a degree of detail unparalleled elsewhere in ancient Italy. Taking an

Overview

The Iguvine Tables (Tabulae Iguvinae) are among the most invaluable documents of Italic linguistics and religion. Seven bronze tablets discovered in 1444 in the Umbrian town of Gubbio (ancient Iguvium), they record the rites and sacral laws of a priestly brotherhood, the Fratres Atiedii, with a degree of detail unparalleled elsewhere in ancient Italy. Taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines philological and linguistic, as well as ritual analysis, Michael Weiss not only addresses the many interpretive cruces that have puzzled scholars for a century and a half, but also constructs a coherent theory of the entire ritual performance described on Tables III and IV. In addition, Weiss sheds light on many questions of Roman ritual practice and places the Iguvine Tables in their broader Italic and Indo-European contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004177895
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/2009
Series:
Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics Series , #1
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface and Acknowledgments ....................................................... ix
Abbreviations and Symbols ............................................................. xi
Introduction ........................................................................................ 1
Section 1: Anna Karenina and the Tabulae Iguvinae ......... 1
Section 2: Scope and Methods ................................................ 3
Section 3: John B. Wilkins’s New Paradigm ........................ 9
Section 4: Overview of the Present Work ............................ 24
Section 5: A Note on Transcription, Transliteration, and
Other Matters ......................................................... 25
I. The Preliminary Events (TI III 1 –10) .................................... 29
Section 1: The Dating Formula .............................................. 30
Section 2: The Preliminary Purifi cation ................................ 60
Section 3: The Events Involving the uhtur .......................... 75
II. The Building of the Kletra (TI III 11–20) ............................. 97
Section 1: The Procession to the Field .................................. 99
Section 2: The kletra ................................................................ 106
Section 3: The Events in the Field ......................................... 114
III. The Arrival at the Grove (TI III 20–30) ................................ 135
Section 1: The Arrival at the Grove ....................................... 136
Section 2: The Placing of Fire ................................................. 147
Section 3: The Consecration ................................................... 156
Section 4: The Benefi ciary Phrases ......................................... 182
Section 5: The Specifying Formula ........................................ 200
Section 6: The Divinities .......................................................... 217
IV. The Off erings (TI III 30–IV 6) ................................................ 245
Section 1: The Offering of the sakre ..................................... 247
Section 2: eruku aruvia feitu ................................................. 271
Section 3: The Offering of the Sheep ..................................... 294
Section 4: The Distribution of the tefra ............................... 314
Section 5: The peřu(m)/perso(m) ........................................... 322
Section 6: The ereçlum ............................................................ 346
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V. The Supplementary Offerings (TI IV 6–27) .......................... 355
Section 1: The supa/sopa Problem ......................................... 358
Section 2: vempersuntres and persuntru ............................ 384
VI. The Concluding Acts (TI IV 27–33) ...................................... 399
Section 1: The erus ................................................................... 400
Section 2: The Second Use of Fire ......................................... 425
Conclusions ........................................................................................ 433
Section 1: Translation of III–IV ............................................. 433
Section 2: Findings ................................................................... 441
References ........................................................................................... 445
Indices .................................................................................................. 479

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