Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V5 Antione Hermary, Bertrand Jaeger

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Aug 2006
ISBN:
9780892367924
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
532 pages: 195 x 204 x 41mm
Illustrations:
297 b&w photos & 39 illustrations

This is volume V of the multivolume reference on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals. ThesCRA delivers both a sweeping overview and an in-depth investigation from Homeric times (1000 BCE) to late Roman times (AD 400). Illustrated scholarly articles in English, French, Italian, and German treat such topics as processions, sacrifices, libations, dedications, purification, initiation, divination, prayer, asylum, oaths, maledictions, banquets, music, dance, cult places, cult statues, and cult implements. Each of the texts is followed by a catalogue entry listing the epigraphical and literary sources cited and referencing ancient iconographical documents related to the topic. Many of these iconographical items are depicted either in line drawings in the texts or in the plate sections of each volume.

Antoine Hermary is Professor of Archaeology and Greek Civilization at the Universite de Provence, France. Bertrand Jaeger is Secretary of the Editorial Committee of the Foundation for the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythlogiae Classicae.