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The Resource Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world, edited by Sarah Hitch, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Ian Rutherford, University of Reading

Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world, edited by Sarah Hitch, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Ian Rutherford, University of Reading

Label
Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world
Title
Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sarah Hitch, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Ian Rutherford, University of Reading
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This volume brings together studies on Greek animal sacrifice by foremost experts in Greek language, literature and material culture. Readers will benefit from the synthesis of new evidence and approaches with a re-evaluation of twentieth-century theories on sacrifice. The chapters range across the whole of antiquity and go beyond the Greek world to consider possible influences in Hittite Anatolia and Egypt, while an introduction to the burgeoning science of osteo-archaeology is provided. The twentieth-century emphasis on sacrifice as part of the Classical Greek polis system is challenged through consideration of various ancient perspectives on sacrifice as distinct from specific political or even Greek contexts. Many previously unexplored topics are covered, particularly the type of animals sacrificed and the spectrum of sacrificial ritual, from libations to lasting memorials of the ritual in art"--Provided by publisher
  • "The prominence of heavily burnt thighbones and tail vertebrae in the altar assemblages from Isthmia and Kommos clearly identify them as the remains of thysiai, but the presence also of other parts of the victims suggest that we here encounter local variations of the execution of this ritual. The god's share placed in the altar fire was modified by the burning of a greater variety of bones from the victims. If we compare the deposits from Isthmia and Kommos with the burnt remains from the Aire sacrificielle at Eretria, for example, there is a stark contrast, as the burnt bones of that assemblage consisted to 93% of thighbones, kneecaps and the occasional tail vertebra"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
292.3/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL795.S25
LC item number
A64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hitch, Sarah
  • Rutherford, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal sacrifice
  • Ritual
  • Greece
  • Animal remains (Archaeology)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Greece
  • Social archaeology
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
Label
Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world, edited by Sarah Hitch, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Ian Rutherford, University of Reading
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ian Rutherford and Sarah Hitch and Fred Naiden -- Part I. Victims -- Bare Bones : Zooarchaeology and Greek Sacrifice / Gunnel Ekroth -- Venison for Artemis? : The Problem of Deer Sacrifice / Jennifer Larson -- Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg? : Some thoughts on bird sacrifices in ancient Greece / Alexandra Villing -- Part II. Procedure -- Reflections on Sacrifice and Purification in the Greek World / Stella Georgoudi -- "Polis Religion" and Sacrificial Regulation / Fred Naiden -- Meaty Perks : Epichoric and Topological Trends / Jan-Mathieu Carbon -- Part III. Representation -- Sacrifice and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes 112-41 / Oliver Thomas -- Visualising Veneration : Images of Animal Sacrifice on Greek Votive Reliefs / Anja Klockner -- Sacrifice in Drama : The Flow of Liquids / Richard Seaford -- Part IV. Margins -- Animal Sacrifice in Hittite Anatolia / Alice Mouton -- The Reception of Egyptian Animal Sacrifice in Greek Writers : Ethnic Stereotyping or Transcultural Discourse? / Ian Rutherford -- A Quiet Slaughter? : Julian and the Etiquette of Public Sacrifice / Sergio Knipe
Control code
974846799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 340 pages
Isbn
9780521191036
Lccn
2017012393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974846799
Label
Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world, edited by Sarah Hitch, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Ian Rutherford, University of Reading
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ian Rutherford and Sarah Hitch and Fred Naiden -- Part I. Victims -- Bare Bones : Zooarchaeology and Greek Sacrifice / Gunnel Ekroth -- Venison for Artemis? : The Problem of Deer Sacrifice / Jennifer Larson -- Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg? : Some thoughts on bird sacrifices in ancient Greece / Alexandra Villing -- Part II. Procedure -- Reflections on Sacrifice and Purification in the Greek World / Stella Georgoudi -- "Polis Religion" and Sacrificial Regulation / Fred Naiden -- Meaty Perks : Epichoric and Topological Trends / Jan-Mathieu Carbon -- Part III. Representation -- Sacrifice and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes 112-41 / Oliver Thomas -- Visualising Veneration : Images of Animal Sacrifice on Greek Votive Reliefs / Anja Klockner -- Sacrifice in Drama : The Flow of Liquids / Richard Seaford -- Part IV. Margins -- Animal Sacrifice in Hittite Anatolia / Alice Mouton -- The Reception of Egyptian Animal Sacrifice in Greek Writers : Ethnic Stereotyping or Transcultural Discourse? / Ian Rutherford -- A Quiet Slaughter? : Julian and the Etiquette of Public Sacrifice / Sergio Knipe
Control code
974846799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 340 pages
Isbn
9780521191036
Lccn
2017012393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974846799

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