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Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece / Edition 1
     

Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece / Edition 1

by Alcock, Robin Osborne, Susan E. Alcock
 

ISBN-10: 0198150601

ISBN-13: 9780198150602

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Cult activity played an extremely important role in ancient Greece—to the point, historians believe, that the placing of cult centers played a major part in establishing the whole concept of the city-state in archaic Greece. The essays in this collection critically examine the social and political importance of sanctuary placement, extending the analysis back

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Cult activity played an extremely important role in ancient Greece—to the point, historians believe, that the placing of cult centers played a major part in establishing the whole concept of the city-state in archaic Greece. The essays in this collection critically examine the social and political importance of sanctuary placement, extending the analysis back to Mycenean Greece and on to Greece under Roman occupation. Revealing the complexity of relations between religion and politics in ancient Greece, these essays show how important tradition, gender relations, and cult identity were in creating and maintaining the religious mapping of the ancient Greek countryside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150602
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
1740L (what's this?)

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