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Historical and religious memory in the ancient world

Author: Beate Dignas; R R R Smith; S R F Price
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World examines how religious and historical memory was fashioned, distorted, preserved, or erased in ancient societies - and what wide-ranging effects these actions had on the historical process. The volume is interested in how memory intersects with and shapes religious traditions and cultural identities. Its twelve case studies explore different aspects of the memory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beate Dignas; R R R Smith; S R F Price
ISBN: 9780199572069 0199572062
OCLC Number: 782898584
Notes: "The book grew from papers given at 'A day in honour of Simon Price' at the Ioannou Centre of Classical and Byzantine Studies in Oxford on 22 September 2001 on the occasion of Simon's retirement from his position as Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Lady Margaret Hall."
Memory and ancient Greece / Simon Price. Sappho underground / J.A. North. Memory and its uses in Judaism and Christianity in the early Roman Empire : the portrayal of Abraham / Martin Goodman. Statues in the temples of Pompeii : combinations of gods, local definition of cults, and the memory of the city / William Van Andringa. Rituals and the construction of identity in Attalid Pergamon / Beate Dignas. Memory and authority in the magical papyri / Richard Gordon. Epigraphy and ritual : the vow of a legionary from Sulmo / John Scheid. Building memory : the role of sacred structures in Sphakia and Crete / Lucia Nixon. "You shall blot out the memory of Amalek" : Roman historians on remembering to forget / D.S. Levene. The discovery of inscriptions and the legitimation of new cults / Aude Busine. Abercius of Hierapolis : Christianization and social memory in late antique Asia Minor / Peter Thonemann. Defacing the gods at Aphrodisias / R.R.R. Smith
Description: xix, 338 s. : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: PREFACE; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; PART I: RELIGIOUS PASTS AND RELIGIOUS PRESENT; PART II: DEFINING RELIGIOUS IDENTITY; PART III : COMMEMORATING AND ERASING THE PAST
Other Titles: Historical & religious memory in the ancient world
Responsibility: edited by Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith

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This book presents twelve interdisciplinary studies on memory and how ancient Mediterranean cultures configured their pasts in art, texts, and religious practices. It examines how the past is  Read more...

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Wide-ranging, yet tightly interrelated, the papers collected in this volume are a fi tting tribute to the scholarship of Dr Simon Price * David Saunders, Journal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford *

 
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