Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece

Oxford University Press

Published by Oxford University Press, 1994
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Synopsis: Cult activity played an extremely important role in ancient Greece--to the point, historians believe, that the placing of cult centers played a major part in establishing the whole concept of the city-state in archaic Greece. The essays in this collection critically examine the social and political importance of sanctuary placement, extending the analysis back to Mycenean Greece and on to Greece under Roman occupation. Revealing the complexity of relations between religion and politics in ancient Greece, these essays show how important tradition, gender relations, and cult identity were in creating and maintaining the religious mapping of the ancient Greek countryside.

From the Back Cover: The essays critically the relationship between sanctuaries and political units in the Greek world over the best part of two millennia, both extending de Polignac's sort of analysis back and forward in time, and also assessing the limits of that analysis.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1994
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Book Description Clarendon Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. This book explores the significance behind the religious sites of ancient Greece - why they grew up there, and what social, political, and anthropological influences may have contributed to their development. By placing ancient Greek religion in this special and archaeological context, the book reveals how a blend of politics, tradition, gender relations, and cult identity all played key roles in creating the religious map of ancient Greece as we know it. Condition: Dustjacket mildly shelfworn, slight discolouration to flaps, one corner bumped, otherwise very good. HD_100899783 C3 DUE TO VALUE OF THIS BOOK EXTRA POSTAGE MAY BE REQUESTED UPON PURCHASE. Bookseller Inventory # 015600

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition; First Printing. Paper covered boards with trace wear. Dj in new mylar has mild edgewear, trace soil and light foxing to flaps. Binding sound, text clean. No names, stickers or stamps. Mild foxing to text block and interior. Pages age toned.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 288 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 66011

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