Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion

Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion

Author: Jessica Hughes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108146166

Page:

Download BOOK

This book examines a type of object that was widespread and very popular in classical antiquity - votive offerings in the shape of parts of the human body.

This book examines a type of object that was widespread and very popular in classical antiquity - votive offerings in the shape of parts of the human body. It collects examples from four principal areas and time periods: Classical Greece, pre-Roman Italy, Roman Gaul and Roman Asia Minor. It uses a compare-and-contrast methodology to highlight differences between these sets of votives, exploring the implications for our understandings of how beliefs about the body changed across classical antiquity. The book also looks at how far these ancient beliefs overlap with, or differ from, modern ideas about the body and its physical and conceptual boundaries. Central themes of the book include illness and healing, bodily fragmentation, human-animal hybridity, transmission and reception of traditions, and the mechanics of personal transformation in religious rituals.



More Books:

Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jessica Hughes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines a type of object that was widespread and very popular in classical antiquity - votive offerings in the shape of parts of the human body. It collects examples from four principal areas and time periods: Classical Greece, pre-Roman Italy, Roman Gaul and Roman Asia Minor. It uses
Reassembling Religion in Roman Italy
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Emma-Jayne Graham
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-09 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines the ways in which lived religion in Roman Italy involved personal and communal experiences of the religious agency generated when ritualised activities caused human and more-than-human things to become bundled together into relational assemblages. Drawing upon broadly posthumanist and new materialist theories concerning the thingliness of things,
The Roman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 622
Authors: James W. Ermatinger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Covering material from the time of Julius Caesar to the sack of Rome, this topically arranged reference volume provides substantive entries on people, cities, government, institutions, military developments, material culture, and other topics related to the Roman Empire. • Covers all aspects of Imperial Rome, from politics to social life
The Tiny and the Fragmented
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: S. Rebecca Martin, Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Miniature and fragmentary objects are both eye-catching and yet easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering tactile reminders of reality's transience. Yet, the standard scholarly approach to such objects has been to see them as secondary, incomplete things, whose
Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 600
Authors: Sandra Blakely, Billie Jean Collins
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-15 - Publisher: ISD LLC

This volume brings together scholars in religion, archaeology, philology, and history to explore case studies and theoretical models of converging religions. The twenty-four essays offered in this volume, which derive from Hittite, Cilician, Lydian, Phoenician, Greek, and Roman cultural settings, focus on encounters at the boundaries of cultures, landscapes, chronologies,