Ancient Supplication (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
440
Utgivningsdatum
2006-08-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Utmärkelser
*Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007
Förlag
OUP USA
Illustrationer
M. 26halftones
Dimensioner
243 x 162 x 34 mm
Vikt
790 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780195183412
Ancient Supplication (inbunden)

Ancient Supplication

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This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, and no previous study has explored so many aspects of the practice. Naiden investigates the varied gestures made by the supplicants, the types of requests they make, the arguments used in defense of their requests, and the role of the supplicandus, who evaluates and
decides whether to fulfill the requests. Varied and abundant sources invite comparison between the societies of Greece and Rome and also among literary genres. Additionally, Naiden formulates an analysis of the ritual in its legal and political contexts. In constructing this rich and thorough study,
Naiden considered over 800 acts of supplication from Greek, Hebrew, and Roman literature, art, and scientific sources. 30 illustrations and a map of the relevant locations accompany the text.
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Sarah Hitch, JHS This book analysesa remarkable quantity of evidence drawn from a combination of Greek and Roman sources in an innovative attempt to bridge traditional divides between philologists, scholars of ritual and legalists... The book is extremely well written and polished, helpfully organized into small sections with the subheadings.


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<br>Fred S. Naiden is Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill<br>