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 “Divine Libation”: A Century of Debate

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores what has been said about the problem of the sacrificing gods, and the implications of each commentary. With some exceptions, two intellectual tendencies prevail in discussions. ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Sacrificing Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the possible meanings of images of gods performing religious rituals, which was prompted by vase painting ascribed to the Berlin painter, one of ... More


 Is Libation Sacrifice?

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter considers the question of how best to understand the ancient Greek ceremony of libation within its religious context. Questions addressed include: What kind of an offering was libation, ... More


 The Problem Defined and a Proposed Solution: Divine Reflexivity in Ritual Representation

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter addresses the intellectual reasons for why the Greek god with libation bowl in hand has been so problematic. It analyzes the common theoretical stumbling blocks observed in the secondary ... More


 “Terribly Strange and Paradoxical”: Literary Evidence of Sacrificing Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

There appears to be nothing in ancient Greek literature that sheds light on the possible religions meaning of gods pouring libations. Contemporaneous written interpretations of Olympian gods who pour ... More


 Iconographic Evidence

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses some of the more important iconographic issues pertaining to the Greek evidence for the theme of “gods pouring libations”, namely, that of red-figure vase-painting. It draws ... More


The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Michael D. Konaris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book examines major theories of interpretation of the Greek gods in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German and British scholarship, and their implications and influence with a primary, ... More


Conclusion

Michael D. Konaris

in The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Conclusion looks at the influence of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century scholarship on the course of the study of Greek religion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (from Wilamowitz ... More


Euripides’s Poetic Game and Law of Composition

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/9781501700613.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the two overarching and interconnected objectives of Euripides's poetic game and law of composition: first, to elucidate a consistent criticism of the anthropomorphic nature of the ... More


Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Pietro Pucci

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides's plays, this book goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean ... More


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