"Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V8" by Antione Hermary

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V8 Antione Hermary, Bertrand Jaeger

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
12 Apr 2012
ISBN:
9781606061022
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
564 pages: 275 x 197 x 42mm
Illustrations:
344 b&w illustrations

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.