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    Athletes and Oracles: The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC (Cambridge Classical Studies (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Catherine Morgan, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by M. Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks

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    DescriptionThis book is a study of the origins and development of cult practice at Olympia and Delphi. It traces changing patterns of activity through the material record, and challenges many assumptions about the nature and role of the archaeological data. Dr Morgan considers the economics of dedication, technology and the organization of craft production, which provide insights into the behaviour of producers and purchasers of material dedicated at sanctuaries. Her study is exceptional for the emphasis placed upon the two sites in their contemporary local contexts and their changing roles in society. The progression of state formation is discussed through the relationship between changes in dedicatory practice during the eighth century and the changing needs of communities. The book concludes with a detailed study of the wider roles of Olympia and Delphi as two major sanctuaries in Archaic Greece, considering their relationships with other sites and their place in the Greek festival calendar.


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    Title
    Athletes and Oracles
    Subtitle
    The Transformation of Olympia and Delphi in the Eighth Century BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Morgan, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by M. Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521374514
    ISBN 10: 0521374510
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JHBT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.8, 938.8
    DC19: 938.8
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A17604025
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF261.D35 M57 1990
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, NHB, JHB, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w illus. 10 maps 2 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Sanctuaries and the rise of the Greek state; 2. The sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia; 3. The early history of Olympia; 4. Phokian settlement and the sanctuary at Delphi; 5. The institution of the Delphic oracle: oracular responses from Delphi; 6. Sanctuaries, the state and the individual; Appendix 1. Iron age archaeological evidence from the region of Elis; Appendix 2. Archaeological evidence from Phokis; Appendix 3. The cemetery at Galaxidi; Notes; Bibliography; General index; Topographical index.