Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (Innbundet)

Serie: Ancient World: Comparative Histories 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 346
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Ancient World: Comparative Histories
ISBN/EAN: 9781405175791
Kategori: Religion
Omtale Household and Family Religion in Antiquity
The first book to explore the religious dimensions of the family and the household in ancient Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity.* Advances our understanding of household and familial religion, as opposed to state-sponsored or civic temple cults* Reconstructs domestic and family religious practices in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Israel, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, Emar, and Philistia* Explores many household rituals, such as providing for ancestral spirits, and petitioning of a household's patron deities or of spirits associated with the house itself* Examines lifecycle rituals - from pregnancy and birth to maturity, old age, death, and beyond* Looks at religious practices relating to the household both within the home itself and other spaces, such as at extramural tombs and local sanctuaries

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