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Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World

The analysis of the dynamic nature of rituals has become a heuristic tool for the investigation not only of religious behaviour and beliefs, but also for the study of social practice and communication in ancient and modern societies. From public assembly gatherings and funerals to celebration of cult feasts or the honouring of individuals, rituals mark socially important occasions, define beginnings and endings, and aid social transitions. Thus, rituals carry all kinds of messages intended...


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  • Publisher : Presses universitaires de Liège
  • Series : Kernos suppléments
  • Place of publication : Liége
  • Year of publication : 2006
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 18 juin 2013
  • Electronic EAN : 9782821829046
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.pulg.1125
  • Number of pages : 350 p.

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