"Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V8" by . Hermary

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V8 . Hermary

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Publication date:
12 Apr 2012
Getty Publications
564 pages: 275 x 197 x 42mm

This is a new addition to 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. The forty-one authors of this latest volume write about public and private life, guilds, priesthoods, colleges and other institutions, law, diplomacy, war, festivals, and religious links to neighbouring societies.

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.