Cults and Rites in Ancient Greece: Essays on Religion and by Michael H. Jameson, Visit Amazon's Allaire B. Stallsmith

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This quantity assembles fourteen hugely influential articles written via Michael H. Jameson over a interval of approximately fifty years, edited and up to date via the writer himself. They signify either the scope and the signature kind of Jameson's engagement with the topic of historical Greek faith. the gathering enhances the unique guides in methods: to begin with, it makes the articles extra available; and secondly, the quantity deals readers a different chance to monitor that over virtually 5 a long time of scholarship Jameson constructed a particular procedure, a signature kind, a specific standpoint, a manner of having a look that may probably be fittingly referred to as a 'Jamesonian procedure' to the examine of Greek faith. This strategy, recognizable in every one article separately, turns into unmistakable during the focus of papers accumulated the following. The details of the Jamesonian technique are insightfully mentioned within the 5 introductory essays written for this quantity by means of prime international gurus on polis faith.

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H. ; W. M. , “Notes on a Tour of Asia Minor,” JHS 8, 1887, 236–7) may be the title of an official. Cf. 419, Amorgos). Phylax is attached to a variety of gods and heroes, cf. J. Schmidt, “Phylax,” RE XX, 1941, 991–2. In addition to his name, the location of the shrine of Phylacus on an approach to the main sanctuary may be significant for his function. So far his temenos has not been certainly identified; cf. R. 5, Topographie et architecture. Le sanctuaire d’Ath´ena Pronaia, 3. Topographie du sanctuaire, Paris 1926, 74, 1057.

15 At first glance, unlike the other three, the fourth paper, “The Asexuality of Dionysus,” might seem to concern itself not with cult, but with mythology and iconography. ”16 But from representation – in Athenian ceramic iconography and in panhellenic Athenian mythology – the discussion quickly moves to cult and its complexities. In maenadism, the predominantly female cult of Dionysus, the phallus was absent, although sexuality was not, as the images of interaction between satyrs and maenads or Pentheus’ male fantasies demonstrate; in the cults that mostly or exclusively concerned males, however, such as the Athenian Greater and Rural Dionysia, the phallus was visibly central.

A. G. v. “Pflug” RE XIX, 1938, 1463. K¨orte 1916, 15 suggested that the Etruscans may have acquired their plow hero in their earlier home in the Near East, on the basis of the interpretation of Judges 3:31 by his friend R. Smend: the malmad with which Shamgar slew six hundred Philistines is explained as a plow instead of an ox-goad, the usual translation. The suggestion is hazardous in the extreme. F. H. Massa-Pairault, ´ Recherches sur l’art et l’artisanat ´etrusco-italiques a` l’´epoque hell´enistique, BEFAR 257, 1985, 230–1 also rejects the identification with Echetlaeus, pointing out that the Attic hero’s opponents should have been in Persian dress.

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