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Dying for the gods : human sacrifice in Iron Age and Roman Europe

Author: Miranda J Green
Publisher: Stroud : Tempus, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains "the nature of sacrifice in antiquity" and "different aspects of the subject: the notion of flesh for the gods; rites of fire and blood; the significance of defleshing heads and of skulls; suffocation ...; the selection of victims and the evidence for the sacrifice of children." Author "puts forward some reasons for ritual murder and shows how" certain practices "illustrate the importance of place in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda J Green
ISBN: 0752419404 9780752419404
OCLC Number: 50842747
Description: 224 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Miranda Aldhouse Green.

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Sacrifice, like death, is one of the great taboos of modern society. The notion that human sacrifice, 'murder most horrid' and even cannibalism could be considered a most holy act is almost  Read more...

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