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Ancient Mediterranean sacrifice

Author: Jennifer Wright Knust; Zsuzsanna Várhelyi
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Examining the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, this collection of essays investigates the many meanings and functions of ritual sacrifice in the ancient world.
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Ancient Mediterranean sacrifice.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041715
(OCoLC)669269863
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Wright Knust; Zsuzsanna Várhelyi
ISBN: 9780199876402 0199876401
OCLC Number: 767732735
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 330 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The religion of plant and animal offerings versus the religion of meanings, essences, and textual mysteries / Stanley Stowers --
Contesting the meaning of animal sacrifice / Daniel Ullucci --
Egyptian religion and the problem of the category sacrifice / David Frankfurter --
Jewish sacrifice : its nature and function / William Gilders --
Symbol, function, theology, and morality in the study of priestly ritual / Jonathan Klawans --
Political murder and sacrifice : from Roman Republic to Empire / Zsuzsanna Várhelyi --
The embarrassment of blood : sacrifice and rational worship (I-II CE) / Laura Nasrallah --
The end of public sacrifice, or, Changing definitions of sacrifice in the post Constantinian world? / Michele R. Salzman --
The theology of animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world : origins and developments / James Rives --
Rejecting sacrifice in imperial times : the treatise on sacrifice / Fritz Graf --
Bonds of flesh and blood : Porphyry, animal sacrifice, and empire / Philippa Townsend --
Don't cry over spilled blood / Kathryn McClymond --
Passing : Jesus' circumcision and strategic self-sacrifice / Andrew Jacobs --
Confounding blood : Jewish narratives of sacrifice and violence in late antiquity / Raanan Boustan.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Várhelyi.

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