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Title Greek and Roman animal sacrifice : ancient victims, modern observers / edited by Christopher A. Faraone and F.S. Naiden.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages) : illustrations
Note Proceedings of a conference, "The Centrality of Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Religion: Ancient Reality or Modern Construct?", held April 2008 at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; GREEK AND ROMAN ANIMAL SACRIFICE; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Note on the contributors; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: Modern historiography; CHAPTER 1: From Bergaigne to Meuli: How animal sacrifice became a hot topic; I; II; III; IV; CHAPTER 2: One generation after Burkert and Girard: Where are the great theories?; RENÉ GIRARD; WALTER BURKERT; CONVERGING GRANDES THÉORIES; VERNANT; WHERE ARE THESE THEORIES NOW?; CONLUSION; PART II: Greek and Roman practice; CHAPTER 3: Blessèd are the parasites; CHAPTER 4: Roman animal sacrifice and the system of being.
From Bergaigne to Meuli: how animal sacrifice became a hot topic / Bruce Lincoln -- One generation after Burkert and Girard: where are the great theories? / Fritz Graf -- Blèssed are the parasites / F.S. Naiden -- Roman animal sacrifice and the system of being / John Scheid -- Sacrificing stones: on some sculpture, mostly Athenian / Richard Neer -- Sacrifice in late Roman art / Jaś Elsner -- Animal sacrifice in comedy: an alternative point of view / James Redfield -- Animal sacrifice in Greek tragedy: ritual, metaphor, problematizations / Albert Henrichs.
Summary First general critique of the interpretations of animal sacrifice established by Walter Burkert, the late J.-P. Vernant, and Marcel Detienne.
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Subject Animal sacrifice -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Animal sacrifice -- Rome -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Divination -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Divination -- Rome -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Greece -- Religious life and customs -- Congresses.
Rome -- Religious life and customs -- Congresses.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
History.
Added Author Faraone, Christopher A.
Naiden, F. S.
Other Form: Print version: Greek and Roman animal sacrifice. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge UP, 2012 9781107011120 (DLC) 2011279382 (OCoLC)759915012
ISBN 9781139336826 (electronic bk.)
1139336827 (electronic bk.)
9780511894602 (electronic bk.)
0511894600 (electronic bk.)
9781139338561
1139338560
9781107011120 (hardback)
1107011124 (hardback)
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