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Excavations at Nemea IV : the shrine of Opheltes

Author: Jorge J Bravo, III; Michael R MacKinnon
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] ©2018
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"The Sanctuary of Zeus at ancient Nemea has been a rich resource for archaeological investigation and analysis conducted by the University of California over the past forty years. The Sanctuary hosted one of the preeminent athletic festivals of ancient Greece, the Nemean Games. Just as the Olympics were celebrated in connection with the cult of Pelops at Olympia, the games at Nemea were founded on the worship of the  Read more...
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Bravo, Jorge J., III, 1968-
Excavations at Nemea IV.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017045094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge J Bravo, III; Michael R MacKinnon
ISBN: 9780520967878 0520967879
OCLC Number: 1010620551
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
ILLUSTRATIONS --
TABLES --
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ABBREVIATIONS --
SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TEXT AND APPENDICES --
ELEVATIONS,GRIDREFERENCES,AND MEASUREMENTS --
Introduction --
CHAPTER ONE. The Physical Remains --
CHAPTER TWO. The Faunal Remains from the Hero Shrine / Mackinnon, Michael --
CHAPTER THREE. The Myth of Opheltes and the Origin of the Nemean Games --
CHAPTER FOUR. Representations of the Hero Opheltes in Art --
CHAPTER FIVE. The Shrine of Opheltes in the Context of Greek Hero Cult --
Appendix A: Catalogue of Artifacts --
Appendix B: The Curse Tablets from the Hero Shrine --
Appendix C: Testimonia on the Myth and Cult of Opheltes and the Nemean Games --
Index of Subjects, Ancient People and Places, and Modern Scholars --
Index of Ancient Sources --
Index of Inventoried Finds from the Nemea Excavations Mentioned in This Volume
Responsibility: Jorge J. Bravo III ; with a contribution by Michael MacKinnon.
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"The Sanctuary of Zeus at ancient Nemea has been a rich resource for archaeological investigation and analysis conducted by the University of California over the past forty years. The Sanctuary hosted one of the preeminent athletic festivals of ancient Greece, the Nemean Games. Just as the Olympics were celebrated in connection with the cult of Pelops at Olympia, the games at Nemea were founded on the worship of the hero Opheltes. The Shrine of Opheltes in the Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea offers one of the best examples of an ancient Greek hero cult documented in the archaeological record. This final and most significant volume in the Excavations at Nemea series presents the results of the excavation of the Shrine from 1979 through 2001 and analyzes the Shrine's features and contents in order to understand its history and use. A study of the literary and artistic evidence about the myth and cult of Opheltes contextualizes the archaeological findings and illuminates the hero's significance to the Sanctuary and its renowned festival, the Nemean Games."--Provided by publisher.

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