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Ancient Supplication

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Ancient Supplication is the first book-length treatment of a key religious practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Beside... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Ancient Supplication is the first book-length treatment of a key religious practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Besides setting forth a typology that applies to hundreds of acts of supplication in both Greek and Latin sources, this book traces the links between an originally quasi-legal practice into features of Greek and Roman legal systems.

Autorentext

Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill



Klappentext

This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, and no previous study has explored so many aspects of the practice. Naiden investigates the varied gestures made by the supplicants, the types of requests they make, the arguments used in defense of their requests, and the role of the supplicandus, who evaluates and decides whether to fulfill the requests. Varied and abundant sources invite comparison between the societies of Greece and Rome and also among literary genres. Additionally, Naiden formulates an analysis of the ritual in its legal and political contexts. In constructing this rich and thorough study, Naiden considered over 800 acts of supplication from Greek, Hebrew, and Roman literature, art, and scientific sources. 30 illustrations and a map of the relevant locations accompany the text.



Inhalt

Spellings and Abbreviations Chapter 1: Yes and No Chapter 2: The First Three Steps in Supplication Chapter 3: The Fourth and Last Step Chapter 4: Supplication and Greek Law Chapter 5: Supplication, Republic, and Principate Chapter 6: Ceremony and Morals Appendices Bibliography Indices

Produktinformationen

Titel: Ancient Supplication
Autor:
EAN: 9780198040460
ISBN: 978-0-19-804046-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 440
Veröffentlichung: 20.07.2006
Jahr: 2006
Untertitel: Englisch