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Sacrificing to the Gods: Ancient Evidence and Modern Interpretations

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the nature of ancient Greek sacrifice. After reviewing some of the theses defended by scholars about Greek sacrifice, it re-examines particularly: a) the theory that Greek ... More


Female Victims of War: The Troades

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Euripides's female victims of war in Troades. The dispossession of the self is a physical and graphic reality for captured slaves and raped queens in Euripides's poetics, for ... More


Prayers and Answers

F. S. Naiden

in Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916405
eISBN:
9780199980277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916405.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the prayers that form the core of sacrifice, points out the moral and theological requirements that both prayers and worshippers must meet, and lays out the multiple means ... More


The Conquest of Nature: Herodotus’ ‘Military Narrative’

Katherine Clarke

in Shaping the Geography of Empire: Man and Nature in Herodotus' Histories

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198820437
eISBN:
9780191860270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820437.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail the metaphorical language of desire, control, war and conquest which characterizes Herodotus’ account of Persian interaction with the natural world. After considering ... More


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