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Epigraphy and Ritual: The Vow of a Legionary from Sulmo

John Scheid

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A graffito discovered in the temple of Hercules Curinus at Sulmo allows us to explore the ritual logic of the Roman vow, undoubtedly one of the most characteristic rites in Roman religion, with its ... More


Vowing to Assume the Karma of Others

Beverley Foulks McGuire

in Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes votive texts, in which Ouyi Zhixu envisions his future potential as a bodhisattva. Votive texts engage the future in a way that complements divination as a technique for ... More


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