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Historical and religious memory in the ancient world

Author: Beate Dignas; R R R Smith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents 12 interdisciplinary studies on memory and how ancient Mediterranean cultures configured their pasts in art, texts, and religious practices. It examines how the past is controlled in various processes of selection, manipulation, and erasure - always with purposes specific to particular cultures and contexts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Historical and religious memory in the ancient world.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beate Dignas; R R R Smith
ISBN: 9780191612428 0191612421 0191738735 9780191738739
OCLC Number: 794925416
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 338 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Simon Price; Publications of Simon Price; List of contributors; 1. Introduction; PART I: RELIGIOUS PASTS AND RELIGIOUS PRESENT; 2. Memory and Ancient Greece; 3. Sappho Underground; 4. Memory and Its Uses in Judaism and Christianity in the Early Roman Empire: The Portrayal of Abraham; 5. Statues in the Temples of Pompeii: Combinations of Gods, Local Definition of Cults, and the Memory of the City; PART II: DEFINING RELIGIOUS IDENTITY; 6. Rituals and the Construction of Identity in Attalid Pergamon; 7. Memory and Authority in the Magical Papyri.
Responsibility: [edited by] Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith.

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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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