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Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman & early Christian antiquity : seeing the gods

Author: Jaś Elsner; Ian Rutherford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume examine the variety and importance of pilgrimage practices in Graeco-Roman antiquity and the early Church, ranging from healing to oracles, from collective civic delegations  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaś Elsner; Ian Rutherford
ISBN: 9780199237913 0199237913
OCLC Number: 166625040
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xvii, 513 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mapping out communitas : performances of theōria in their sacred and political context / Barbara Kowalzig --
Hiketai and theōroi at Epidauros / Fred Naiden --
Pilgrimage to the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi : patterns of public and private consultation / Michael Arnush --
"Pilgrimage" and Greek religion : sacred and secular in the pagan polis / Scott Scullion --
Down-stream to the cat-goddess : Herodotus on Egyptian pilgrimage / Ian Rutherford --
Philosopher at the festival : Plato's transformation of traditional theōria / Andrea Wilson Nightingale --
Body in space : visual dynamics in Graeco-Roman healing pilgrimage / Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis --
Mucianus and a touch of the miraculous : pilgrimage and tourism in Roman Asia Minor / George Williamson --
Pilgrimage as elite habitus : educated pilgrims in sacred landscape during the Second Sophistic / Marco Galli --
Construction of religious space in Pausanias / William Hutton --
Journey to the end of the world / Andrew Fear --
Pilgrims and ethnographers : in search of the Syrian goddess / J.L. Lightfoot --
Divine and human feet: records of pilgrims honouring Isis / Sarolta A. Takács --
Rabbi Aqiba comes to Rome : a Jewish pilgrimage in reverse? / David Noy --
"Intermingled until the end of time" : ambiguity as a central condition of early Christian pilgrimage / Wendy Pullan --
Piety and passion : contest and consensus in the audiences for early Christian pilgrimage / Jaś Elsner --
Urban shrine and rural saint in fifth-century Alexandria / David Frankfurter.
Other Titles: Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and early Christian antiquity
Responsibility: edited by Jaś Elsner and Ian Rutherford.

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