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    DescriptionThe interpretation of animal sacrifice, now considered the most important ancient Greek and Roman religious ritual, has long been dominated by the views of Walter Burkert, the late J.-P. Vernant, and Marcel Detienne. No penetrating and general critique of their views has appeared and, in particular, no critique of the application of these views to Roman religion. Nor has any critique dealt with the use of literary and visual sources by these writers. This book, a collection of essays by leading scholars, incorporates all these subjects and provides a theoretical background for the study of animal sacrifice in an ancient context.


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    Title
    Greek and Roman Animal Sacrifice
    Subtitle
    Ancient Victims, Modern Observers
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Christopher A. Faraone, Edited by F. S. Naiden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107011120
    ISBN 10: 1107011124
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    32 b/w illus. 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    23 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Christopher A. Faraone is the Frank Curtis Springer and Gertrude Melcher Springer Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. F. S. Naiden is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
    Review quote
    'This is an interesting and thought-provoking book that encourages us always to be aware of the limits of our evidence and to ask where our ideas have come from. It renders a service to scholarship in doing so.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction C. A. Faraone and F. S. Naiden; Part I. Modern Historiography: 1. From Bergaigne to Meuli: how animal sacrifice became a hot topic Bruce Lincoln; 2. One generation after Burkert and Girard: where are the great theories? Fritz Graf; Part II. Greek and Roman Practice: 3. Blessed are the parasites F. S. Naiden; 4. Roman sacrifice and the system of being John Scheid; Part III. Visual Representation: 5. Sacrificing stones: on some sculpture, mostly Athenian Richard Neer; 6. Sacrifice in late Roman art Jas Elsner; Part IV. Literary Representation: 7. Animal sacrifice and comedy James Redfield; 8. Animal sacrifice in Greek tragedy: ritual, metaphor, problematizations Albert Henrichs; Afterword Clifford Ando.