Ancient Greek Religion (Blackwell Ancient Religions) by Jon D. Mikalson

By Jon D. Mikalson

Ancient Greek Religion presents an advent to the elemental ideals, practices, and significant deities of Greek religion.

  • makes a speciality of Athens within the classical period
  • comprises unique dialogue of Greek gods and heroes, fable and cult, and bright descriptions of Greek faith because it was once practiced
  • historical texts are offered in containers to advertise suggestion and dialogue, and considerable illustrations support readers visualize the wealthy and sundry spiritual lifetime of old Greece
  • Revised variation comprises extra boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page colour plate part, a brand new dialogue of the character of Greek “piety,” and a brand new bankruptcy on Greek faith and Greek Culture
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    I have suggested that many Viking funerals, perhaps even the majority, took the form of dramatized stories. Whether this is correct or not, it seems certain that there are linking ‘motifs’ of various kinds either between small groups of graves within a cemetery, or between almost all the graves at more isolated sites. Following the idea of materialized narratives, I have therefore suggested that these mortuary plays may have been connected to discrete social groups such as families or clans. Individuals in the uppermost strata of society may have had more personalized funerals.

    Not only does this expand the repertoire of ritual and motif at Kaupang (several people in a boat, with someone else under it), 35 more than my thology but it also alters our very conception of what a ‘grave’ and a ‘funeral’ were at this place. The vital point here is the sequence of events. We should not envisage a handful of individual burials that were later, for whatever reason, covered with boat graves. Instead, at least one of the single inhumations had a boat placed on top of it before the other ‘original’ graves had even been dug.

    H. Carver, Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings? H. Carver, ‘Reflections on the Meaning of Anglo-Saxon Barrows’, in Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales, ed. by Sam Lucy & Andrew Reynolds (London: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2002), pp. 132–43. 45 more than my thology 35 Terje Gansum, Hauger som konstruksjoner: Arkeologiske forventninger gjennom 200 år (Göteborg: Göteborg University, 2004). 36 A complete catalogue has been compiled by Sune Lindqvist, Gotlands Bildsteine, 2 vols (Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand, 1941–42), updated by Erik Nylén & Jan P.

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