Hedvig Von Ehrenheim
Greek incubation rituals in clasical and hellenistic timesDisponible
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|Auteur||Hedvig Von Ehrenheim|
|Editeur||PULg - Presses de l'Université de Liège|
|Distributeur||Editions de Boccard|
This study documents and analyses the structure and function of Greek incubation rituals in Classical and Hellenistic times addressing all relevant and extant literary and epigraphical testimonia concerning the rites and rules surrounding incubation. It shows that previous approaches, which treated incubation as a Chthonian phenomenon, as a rite of passage, or as comparable to initiation in mystery cults are not supported by the available testimonia on these rites. An analysis of the social c...