"Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V6" by Antione Hermary

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V6 Antione Hermary, Bertrand Jaeger

Publication date:
19 Jan 2012
Getty Publications
704 pages: 276 x 198 x 46mm
464b&w illustrations & 50 line drawings

This is volume VI 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. In Volume VI, Stages and Circumstances of Life, fifty-five authors discuss various life stages, health, sustenance, craft production, economics, travel, public and private life, guilds, priesthoods, priestly colleges and other institutions, law, diplomacy, and war.

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.