Festivals of Attica: An Archaeological Commentary

Festivals of Attica: An Archaeological Commentary

by Erika Simon




The festivals of the Athenian sacred calendar constitute a vital key to classical Greek culture and religion. Erika Simon marshals evidence from literary, historical, and archaeological sources, she is able to justify some startling conclusions and achieve a comprehensive and truly original synthesis that clarifies, as never before, the probable origins and meanings of the Attic cults.

"The reader … cannot finish the book without feeling he has seen real people caught in the act of veneration."—David E. Roessel, Archaeological News Richard Daniel De Puma and Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, General Editors

Author Biography: Erika Simon is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Würzburg. A distinguished iconographer and scholar, she has published widely on Greek and Roman art, history, and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299091804
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 02/01/1983
Series: Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Pages: 160

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