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By Sarah Hitch,Ian Rutherford

ISBN-10: 0521191033

ISBN-13: 9780521191036

This quantity brings jointly experiences on Greek animal sacrifice by way of premier specialists in Greek language, literature and fabric tradition. Readers will enjoy the synthesis of recent facts and ways with a second look of twentieth-century theories on sacrifice. The chapters diversity around the entire of antiquity and transcend the Greek global to think about attainable impacts in Hittite Anatolia and Egypt, whereas an creation to the burgeoning technology of osteo-archaeology is equipped. The twentieth-century emphasis on sacrifice as a part of the Classical Greek polis approach is challenged via attention of varied historical views on sacrifice as designated from particular political or maybe Greek contexts. Many formerly unexplored themes are lined, relatively the kind of animals sacrificed and the spectrum of sacrificial ritual, from libations to lasting memorials of the ritual in art.

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