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Dance and ritual play in Greek religion

Author: Steven H Lonsdale
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
Series: Ancient society and history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The act of worship, he explains, often implied engaging in collective rites regulated by playful behavior, the most common forms of which were group hymns and choral dances.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Lonsdale
ISBN: 0801867592 9780801867590
OCLC Number: 472517088
Notes: In private and public life, the ancient Greeks danced to express divine adoration and human festivity. In this text, the author looks at how the Greeks themselves regarded the act of dance and how dance and related forms of ritual play in religious festivals served a variety of functions.
Description: xxi, 352 s. : illustrations
Series Title: Ancient society and history

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This book offers a thorough and detailed review of the evidence for the function of dance to 'express divine adoration and human festivity in Greek culture.'. New England Classical Newsletter and Read more...

 
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