"Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (Thescra) Index - Volumes I-VIII" by J.paul Getty Museum

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (Thescra) Index - Volumes I-VIII J.paul Getty Museum

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Publication date:
20 Feb 2014
Getty Publications
440 pages: 273 x 205 x 33mm


This is an indispensible road map to navigating the entire, eight volume ThesCRA series. ThesCRA is a major multivolume reference on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals encompassing the period from 1000 BC to AD 400. The eight volumes provide authoritative and in-depth information on ancient cults and rituals. Illustrated articles in English, French, Italian, and German address such topics as processions, sacrifices, libation, dedications, purification, consecration/foundation rites, heroization and apotheosis, banquet, dance, music, rites related to cult images, divination, prayer, asylum, oaths, malediction, profanation, magic, cult places, personnel, and instruments, stages and circumstances of life, work, hunting, travel, festivals and contests, private/public space, polarities in religious life, and religious interrelations between the classical world and neighboring civilizations. The final installment, this thematic index covers the complete set and complements, rather than replaces, the earlier abbreviations and index volume, which indexes the first five volumes.