sanctuaries and the sacred in the ancient greek world

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Sanctuaries And The Sacred In The Ancient Greek World

Author : John Pedley
ISBN : 0521809355
Genre : Art
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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.

A Companion To Greek Religion

Author : Daniel Ogden
ISBN : 9781444334173
Genre : History
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This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine

Der Alte Heratempel In Paestum

Author : Dr. Dieter Mertens
ISBN : UOM:39015040034145
Genre : Architecture, Greek
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Die Tektonik Der Hellenen

Author : Karl Bötticher
ISBN : UCBK:B000734707
Genre : Architecture, Ancient
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Games And Sanctuaries In Ancient Greece

Author : Panos Valavanēs
ISBN : UOM:39015061146315
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As religious rituals, rites of passage, and celebrations of the body, athletics were deeply woven into the fabric of ancient Greek life. Modeled after physical exercises and competitions that existed in earlier Near Eastern cultures, hundreds of athletic contests were held throughout the ancient Greek world. In the eighth century B.C., the games held at Olympia began to surpass all others in their fame and glory and gave rise to a sporting tradition that engages and enthralls the world to this day. Published to coincide with the return of the Olympics to Greece in 2004, this thoroughly researched book studies sport in ancient Greece over a span of a millennium and a half-from the earliest mentions of athletics in Homer'sIliadand other literary sources, through the Classical age, and into the Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique periods. With more than five hundred illustrations, the book tours the monumental stadiums, bathhouses, temples, and other structures built to host the athletic events and to house the wealth of art created to pay tribute to the athletes, gods, and heroes of the games.

The Treasuries At Delphi

Author : Elena C. Partida
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111290958
Genre : Architecture
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Sanctuary City

Author : J. Bagelman
ISBN : 9781137480385
Genre : Social Science
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This book traces the ancient concept of sanctuary. It examines how the contemporary sanctuary city movement contributes to a hostile asylum regime by holding asylum seekers in a suspended state where rights are indefinitely deferred. At the same time, it explores myriad subversive practices challenging this waiting state.

Pilgrims And Pilgrimage In Ancient Greece

Author : Matthew Dillon
ISBN : 0415127750
Genre : History
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This volume explores the religious motivations for pilgrimage and reveals the main preoccupations of worshippers in Ancient Greece. Dillon examines the main sanctuaries of Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, as well as the less well-known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of Corinth. He discusses the modes of travel to the sites, means of communication between pilgrims and the religious and ritual practices at the sanctuaries themselves. A unique insight into pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is presented, focusing on the diverse aspects of pilgrimage; the role of women and children, the religious festivals of particular ethnic groups and the colourful celebrations involving music, athletics and equestrian events. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is an accessible and fascinating volume, which reveals how the concept of pilgrimage contributes to Greek religion as a whole.


Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9783908778059
Genre : Fiction
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Sommer 1952. Als Patrick Leigh Fermor 37-jährig über das Taygetos-Gebirge in das bitterschöne Land der Manioten bis an den südlichsten Zipfel der Peloponnes wandert, ist er in seiner Heimat bereits ein Kultautor. "Es gibt kaum einen Fels oder Bach, zu dem es keine Schlacht und keinen Mythos gibt, kein Wunder, keinen Aberglauben, keine Geschichte... Meine Streifzüge durch Griechenland gelten den entlegensten Landstrichen, denn dort findet man, wonach ich suche." Gerade in der rauen, vom übrigen Griechenland durch den Taygetos abgeschnittenen Mani wittert Fermor Lebensformen und Bräuche, die direkt aus dem untergegangenen Byzanz oder dem mythischen Altertum zu kommen scheinen. So findet sich in der aus dem Stegreif gesungenen Totenklage, wenn die Sängerin sich die Haare rauft, Andromaches Trauer um Hektor wieder.

Military Leaders And Sacred Space In Classical Greek Warfare

Author : Sonya Nevin
ISBN : 9781786720672
Genre : Religion
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The ancient Greeks attributed great importance to the sacred during war and campaigning, as demonstrated from their earliest texts. Among the first four lines of the Iliad, for example, is a declaration that Apollo began the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon and sent a plague upon the Greek army because its leader, Agamemnon, had mistreated Apollo’s priest. In this first in-depth study of the attitude of military commanders towards holy ground, Sonya Nevin addresses the customs and conduct of these leaders in relation to sanctuaries, precincts, shrines, temples and sacral objects. Focusing on a variety of Greek kings and captains, the author shows how military leaders were expected to react to the sacred sites of their foes. She further explores how they were likely to respond, and how their responses shaped the way such generals were viewed by their communities, by their troops, by their enemies and also by those – like Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon – who were writing their lives. This is a groundbreaking study of the significance of the sacred in warfare and the wider culture of antiquity.

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