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Human sacrifice in ancient Greece

Author: Dennis D Hughes
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
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In this, the first book length study of the subject for 75 years, the author provides a fascinating examination of archaeological and written evidence for the ritual killing of human beings in ancient Greece.
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Hughes, Dennis D., 1951-
Human sacrifice in ancient Greece.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1991
(DLC) 90046761
(OCoLC)24321703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis D Hughes
ISBN: 0203326652 9780203326657 0203032837 9780203032831 9780415034838 0415034833
OCLC Number: 52338584
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 1986.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Sacrifice and ritual killing: terminology and types; Archaeological evidence; Funerary ritual killing in Greek literature and history; Human sacrifice in Greek myth, cult, and history; The pharmakos and related rites; Strangers in a strange land: the Locrian maiden tribute; Conclusion; Cut marks and mass burials; Pylos tablet Tn 316; Notes; Bibliography; Index locorum; Subject index.
Responsibility: Dennis D. Hughes.
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