Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World

Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World

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by John Pedley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052100635X

ISBN-13: 9780521006354

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries—their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures—and the rituals associated with them, such as festivals and processions, sacrifice and libation, dining and drinking, prayer and offering, dance, initiation, consultation, and purification. Subsequent chapters trace the consequences of the Roman

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This book explores the variety of ancient Greek sanctuaries—their settings, spaces, shapes, and structures—and the rituals associated with them, such as festivals and processions, sacrifice and libation, dining and drinking, prayer and offering, dance, initiation, consultation, and purification. Subsequent chapters trace the consequences of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, as well as the impact of Turks, travelers, archaeologists, and tourists on these sites. Featuring an exhaustive glossary and bibliography, the volume provides an accessible, authoritative introduction to ancient Greek sanctuaries and their ritual activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521006354
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,201,262
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Setting the stage; 3. Growth and variety; 4. The siting of sanctuaries; 5. Architecture for the Gods: sacred building; 6. Activities and experiences I; 7. Activities and experiences II: offerings; 8. Sanctuary histories: Olympia; 9. Sanctuary histories: Delphi; 10. Sanctuary histories: Samos; 11. Sanctuary histories: Poseidonia; 12. Sanctuary histories: the Acropolis at Athens; 13. Greece, Rome and Byzantium; 14. The aftermath.

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