Religion and society. Rituals, Resources and Identity in the Ancient Graeco-Roman World. The BOMOS-Conferences 2002-2005

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A cura di: A.H. Rasmussen, S.W. Rasmussen, I. Gradel, J.A. Krasilnikoff, K.R. Kristensen 
Anno edizione: 2008
Collana: Analecta Romana Instituti Danici. Supplementa, 40
Isbn: 978-88-7140-371-7
e-Isbn: 978-88-7140-669-5
Materie: Archeologia, Storia romana
Formato: 21x29,7
Pagine: 296

This volume represents the outcome of three conferences, organized by the BOSMOS network, founded in 2001 with the intention of furthering interdisciplinary approaches to studying the interplays between religion and society in the Graeco-Roman world. The primary purpose of these conferences was to elucidate relatively undr-studied aspects of rituals, resources and constructions of identity in the ambience of Graeco-Roman religions. By offering an international framework for rising questions and debate in these fields we hoped to encourage new opinions and perspectives on religion and society in the ancient world.


Preface; List of contributors. Part I: Ritual and Cult: J. Podemann Sørensen: A Theory of Ritual; J.A. North: Action and Ritual in Roman Historians; or how Horatius held the door-post; S.W. Rasmussen: Ritual and Identity: a Sociological Perspective on the Expiation of Public Portents in Ancient Rome; J.F. Miller: Poets at the Palatine Temple of Apollo; I. Gradel: Ritual, Death, and Divinity: Titulature in Imperial Epitaphs; I. Mæhle: Female Cult in the Struggle of the Orders; A. Holm Rasmussen: Priest and Ritual in Ancient Greek Cult; L. Bruit Zaidman: Rites et mythes en Grèce ancienne. Sur les traces de Pausanias; V. Rosenberger: Gifts and Oracles: Aspects of Religious Communication; K. Rørby Kristensen: The “Ritual” of Legislation: Some Preliminary Reflections on the Interaction of Law and Religion in Ancient Crete. Part II: Resources and Manpower: B. Forsén: Resources and Manpower Needed for Constructing Greek Temples – Reflections Stemming from an Arcadian Sanctuary; K. Buraselis: Priesthoods for Sale. Comments on Ideological and Financial Aspects of the Sale of Priesthoods in the Greek Cities of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods; A. Holm Rasmussen: Priests and Liturgies; J. Wallensten: Resources for Manpower. Magistrates’ Dedications to Aphrodite; S. William Rasmussen: Sacred Sex as a Resource? Ritual Prostitution and Roman Religion; C. Kvium: The Ownership of Sacred Things. Observations on Sacred, Public and Private Property in the Late Roman Republic and Early Empire. Part III: Religion and Identity: S. Price: Memory and Ancient Greece; L. Bruit Zaidman: La notion d’archaïsme et la construction de l’identité religieuse dans; le monde grec ancien; J. A. Krasilnikoff: Pan, Attica and Religious Innovation from the Persian Wars to the end of the Fourth Century B.C.; R. Parker: patrw/'oi qeoiv: The Cults of Sub-Groups and Identity in the Greek World; K. Buraselis: Woven into the Peplos. Aspects of the Combination of Ruler Cult with Elements of the Traditional Polis Identity in the Hellenistic World; V. Rosenberger: Panhellenic, Athenian, and Local Identities in the Marmor Parium?; J. Whitley: Identity and Sacred Topography: The Sanctuaries of Praisos in Eastern Crete; B. Forsén: Sacred Topography and Identity in Arcadia; S.W. Rasmussen: Priests, Politics and Problems in Identity Construction in Ancient Rome; C. Kvium: Identifying Identities – Some Thoughts about gentes and gentiles in Archaic Rome; J.M. Rosenløv: Pious Philosophers. Cosmologies and Religious Identities; J.E. Skydsgaard: Caesar’s Horse – A Note.