Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (BOK)

John Bodel

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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


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter John Bodel
ISBN 9781118255339
Antall sider 342 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,6cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 526 gram Andre medvirkende John Bodel, Saul M. Olyan
Emner og form History of religion