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    DescriptionFestivals were the heartbeat of Greek and Roman society and fulfilled significant roles in its social and political organization and within its institutions. Setting the rhythm of the year, festivals were a common denominator for a wide-ranging series of phenomena that concerned a large area of social relationships: social and political processes were formed, maintained, altered, and sanctioned through religious celebrations, as well as uniting the populace in common acts centred on common symbols. The study of religious festivals and the fundamental social functions which they filled can significantly expand our insights into understanding the Greco-Roman world, the social processes it went through, and the symbols it used. Greek and Roman Festivals addresses the multi-faceted and complex nature of Greco-Roman festivals and analyses the connections that existed between them, as religious and social phenomena, and the historical dynamics that shaped them. The volume contains twelve articles which form an interdisciplinary perspective of classical scholarship, ranging from archaeology, history, and history of religions, to philology.

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    Greek and Roman Festivals
    Content, Meaning, and Practice
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by J. Rasmus Brandt, Edited by Jon W. Iddeng
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199696093
    ISBN 10: 0199696098

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    Illustrations note
    30 in text illustrations
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    14 November 2012
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    Author Information
    Jon W. Iddeng is an adviser for The Norwegian Association of Researchers and Research Fellow of Telemark University College. He has published internationally on Roman literature and history.
    Review quote
    "This volume offers both valuable new insights into Greek and Roman festivals and thoughtful assessment of how scholars study festivals."--T. Davina McClain, Classical Journal
    Table of contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; ABBREVIATIONS ; LIST OF FIGURES ; INTRODUCTION: SOME CONCEPTS OF ANCIENT FESTIVALS ; 1. What is a Greco-Roman Festival? A Polythetic Approach ; 2. Ancient Views on Festival: A Case of Near Eastern Mediterranean Koine ; 3. Greek Festivals and the Ritual Process: An Inquiry into the Olympia-cum-Heraia and the Dionysia ; 4. Pelops Joins the Party: Transformations of a Hero Cult within the Festival at Olympia ; 5. Content and Form: Some Considerations on Greek Festivals and Archaeology ; 6. The Political Process in the Public Festival: The Panathenaic Festival of Athens ; 7. Talking of Festival: The Status of Choruses and Choregia ; 8. Appended Festival: The Coordination and Combination of Traditional Civic and Ruler Cult Festivals in the Hellenistic and Roman East ; 9. The Feriae Latinae ; 10. The Festivals of the Forum Boarium Area: Reflections on the Construction of Complex Representations of Roman Identity ; 11. Public and Publicity: Long-Term Changes in Religious Festivals during the Roman Republic ; 12. The Cult of the Great Mother in Imperial Rome: The Roman and the Foreign ; GENERAL INDEX