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The Resource Ritual and religion in Flavian epic, edited by Antony Augoustakis

Ritual and religion in Flavian epic, edited by Antony Augoustakis

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Ritual and religion in Flavian epic
Title
Ritual and religion in Flavian epic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Antony Augoustakis
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Language
eng
Summary
"This edited collection addresses the role of ritual representations and religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (69-96 CE): Valerius Flaccus' 'Argonautica', Silius Italicus' 'Punica', Statius' 'Thebaid', and the unfinished 'Achilleid'. Drawing on various modern studies on religion and ritual, and the relationship between literature and religion in the Greco-Roman world, it explores how we can interpret the poets' use of the relationship between gods and humans, cults and rituals, religious activities, and the role of the seer / prophet and his identification with poetry. Divided into three major sections, the volume includes essays on the most important religious activities (prophecy or augury, prayers and hymns) and the relationship between religion and political power under the Flavian emperors. It also addresses specific episodes in Flavian epic which focus on religious activities associated with the dead and the Underworld, such as purification, necromancy, katabasis, suicide, and burial."--Publisher's blurb
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
480
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6054
LC item number
.R58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Augoustakis, Antony
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  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Ritual in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Rome
  • Epos
  • Latein
  • Religion
  • Ritus
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Religion in literature
  • Ritual in literature
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Ritual and religion in Flavian epic, edited by Antony Augoustakis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) 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.
Control code
795629760
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 406 pages
Isbn
9780199644094
Lccn
2012277830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)795629760
Label
Ritual and religion in Flavian epic, edited by Antony Augoustakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) 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.
Control code
795629760
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 406 pages
Isbn
9780199644094
Lccn
2012277830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)795629760

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