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Bodel, John

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Bodel, John - Household and Family Religion in Antiquity, ebook

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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

Keywords: traditional scholarship; national; religion; antiquity; study; rituals; temple; significant; contexts; beyond; statesponsored; daytoday; civic; dimensions; first; family religion; book; religious; contextual; perspectives; approach, Religion, Issues & Current Affairs, Religion, Issues & Current Affairs

Editor
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Ancient World: Comparative Histories
Page amount
344 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118293522
Printed ISBN
9781118255339

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