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By H F J Horstmanshoff, H W Singor, F T Straten, J H M Strubbe

ISBN-10: 9004119833

ISBN-13: 9789004119833

A suite of papers with new insights on historic faith, learn at a colloquium in honour of Professor H.S. Versnel ("Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion"). The contributions, awarded by means of 9 top students within the box, disguise many components of the spiritual adventure of the Greeks and Romans: fable and formality (W. Burkert), the gods (F. Zeitlin), cult, gala's, sacrifice. a number of papers give some thought to methodological difficulties and the growth of scholarship; they spotlight the contribution of H.S. Versnel to the sphere. The papers are in response to a variety of resources: pagan and Christian, literary and epigraphical and iconographical.
The assortment will fascinate all students attracted to historical faith, whether or not they examine malign magic, the Imperial cult or common idea.

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Based on Meuli (1946, 209~211) she suggested (1972, 210) that rituals for a chthonic goddess were re-interpreted when Hera became the Olympian consort of Zeus (cf. Kossatz-Deissmann 1988, 666); later she postulated a conflation of two different perceptions of Hera: an 'Achaean' Hera, patron of marriage, and a 'Pelasgian/ Aeolian' Hera, a great mother goddess (Simon 1997). 12 Furley 1981, 207. Cf. Farnell 1896, 190; Schachter 1981, 245. 28 ANGELOS CHANIOTIS independendy, that Semele was in fact Zeus' original bride: a chthonic goddess whose name possibly means 'earth' and whose grave was located on Mt.

Simon (see note 49), but they related to a celebration of her sacred marriage and not to the holocaust on Mt. Kithairon. Since marriage, departure, and return of Hera seem to constitute a unity in the aetiological myths, the idea of the periodical departure and return of a goddess of fertility may have been connected with this sacred marriage at some point. 2. A separate ritual consisted in the construction and the burning of a wooden image or images. Several elements of the festival recall fire rituals, which according to recent research were associated with fertility.

Simon. Based on Meuli (1946, 209~211) she suggested (1972, 210) that rituals for a chthonic goddess were re-interpreted when Hera became the Olympian consort of Zeus (cf. Kossatz-Deissmann 1988, 666); later she postulated a conflation of two different perceptions of Hera: an 'Achaean' Hera, patron of marriage, and a 'Pelasgian/ Aeolian' Hera, a great mother goddess (Simon 1997). 12 Furley 1981, 207. Cf. Farnell 1896, 190; Schachter 1981, 245. 28 ANGELOS CHANIOTIS independendy, that Semele was in fact Zeus' original bride: a chthonic goddess whose name possibly means 'earth' and whose grave was located on Mt.

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