Hedvig Von Ehrenheim



Greek incubation rituals in clasical and hellenistic times

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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 ...