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Bodies of evidence : ancient anatomical votives past, present and future

Author: Jane Draycott
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2017
Series: Medicine and the body in antiquity
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Draycott
ISBN: 9781472450807 1472450809
OCLC Number: 1007983050
Description: xiv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Corpora in Connection: Anatomical Votives and the Confession Stelai of Lydia and Phrygia / Justine Potts --
2. Partible Humans and Permeable Gods: Anatomical Votives and Personhood in the Sanctuaries of Central Italy / Emma-Jayne Graham --
3. Anatomical Votives (and Swaddled Babies): from Republican Italy to Roman Gaul / Olivier de Cazanove --
4. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Use of Real, False and Artificial Hair as Votive Offerings / Jane Draycott --
5. Demeter as an Ophthalmologist? Eye Votives and the Cult of Demeter and Kore / Georgia Petridou --
6. Wombs for the Gods / Rebecca Flemming --
7. Ritual and Meaning: Contextualising Votive Terracotta Infants in Hellenistic Italy / Fay Glinister --
8. The foot as gnōrisma / Sara Chiarini --
9. The Open Man: Anatomical Votive Busts Between the History of Medicine and Archaeology / Laurent Haumesser --
10. Fragmentation and the Body's Boundaries: Reassessing the Body in Parts / Ellen Adams --
11. Votive Genitalia in the Wellcome Collection: Modern Receptions of Ancient Sexual Anatomy / Jen Grove --
12. Votive Futures: an Afterword / Jessica Hughes
Series Title: Medicine and the body in antiquity
Responsibility: edited by Jane Draycott, University of Glasgow and Emma-Jayne Graham, the Open University


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"...this volume accomplishes its goals well and paves the way for future studies on anatomical votives beyond the typological. The authors show that such dedications were not limited to the healing Read more...

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