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 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 Aniconic Depicted: Stelai on Classical Vases

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter turns from physical stone stelai, and their replications in relief, to representations of similar monuments on vase paintings of the classical period. Although the images seen here ... 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


 “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


Narration and Allusion in Archaic Greek Art

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

A recurrent theme of Sir John Myres' writings was the extended analogy between poetry and the visual arts. In describing painting and other visual media, we all tend to use words which in their ... More


‘Salvationist for Greek Art’: London 1879–1886

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The narrative of this chapter covers Harrison's early years in London and on the continent. It traces the influence of Sidney Colvin, Charles Newton, Karl Otfried Müller, Ernst Curtius, and Heinrich ... More


Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Barbara Goff

Terence Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239982
eISBN:
9780520930582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What activities did the women of ancient Greece perform in the sphere of ritual, and what were the meanings of such activities for them and their culture? By offering answers to these questions, this ... More


Spectral Traces: Ghosts in Tragic Fragments†

Ruth Bardel

in Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between fragmentary and nonfragmentary evidence. On the one hand, the ghosts that appear in fragments of tragedy may be better understood when ... More


Poet and Painter in Eighth-century Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The relationship between poetry and the visual arts is seldom close and never simple. But special difficulties attend the study of it in the eighth century BC in Greece, when evidence is not only in ... More


Ribbons

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The ribbons on the Berkeley Plato, have been the major reason for discrediting the inscription, and by extension the portrait, even if the latter has hitherto been unknown. These ribbons, tainia, ... More


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