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known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of Corinth. He discusses the modes of travel to the sites, means of communication between pilgrims and the religious and ...
known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of Corinth. He discusses the modes of travel to the sites, means of communication between pilgrims and the religious and ritual practices at the sanctuaries themselves. A unique insight into pilgrimage in ancient
Greece is presented, focusing on the diverse aspects of pilgrimage; the role of women and children, the religious festivals of different ethnic groups and the colorful celebrations including music, athletics and equestrian events. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece
is an accessible and fascinating volume, revealing how "pilgrimage" contributes to Greek religion as a whole.
thanks to its clear style and excellent choices of examples. Dillon asks and answers practical questions: most pilgrims stayed in tents, got food, clothes, and offerings from special markets, and were subject to many rules of both religious and practical importance-where they could park
their vehicles, light their fires, and pasture their animals...This is a well-produced book. Its lack of typographical errors sets this volume apart from recently-published error-ridden texts. Its bibliography and notes are gratifyingly rich. Though aware of varying interpretations,
Dillon does not engage in polemic on scholarly minutiae. Pilgrims will be profitably consulted by students at all levels.
|1||Official Pilgrimage Invitations and Sacred Truces||1|
|2||The Sanctity of Greek Pilgrims||27|
|3||Pilgrimage Destinations I: Mystery Cults, Healing Sanctuaries and Oracles||60|
|4||Pilgrimage Destinations II: Contests at Panhellenic Festivals||99|
|5||Pilgrimages by Ethnic Groups||124|
|6||Cult Regulations at Sanctuaries||149|
|7||The Female Pilgrim||183|
|8||Organisational Requirements at Pilgrimage Sites||204|