A spouse to the Archaeology of faith within the historical World offers a finished evaluate of quite a lot of themes when it comes to the practices, expressions, and interactions of faith in antiquity, essentially within the Greco-Roman world.
• positive aspects readings that target non secular event and expression within the historical global instead of completely on non secular belief
• areas a powerful emphasis on household and person spiritual practice
• Represents the 1st time that the concept that of "lived religion" is utilized to the traditional background of faith and archaeology of religion
• contains state-of-the-art facts taken from most sensible modern researchers and theorists within the field
• Examines a wide number of issues and non secular traditions throughout a large geographical zone and chronological span
• Written to charm both to archaeologists and historians of faith
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Extra info for A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
Late prehistoric societies of temperate Europe shared a broad set of ritual traditions. Until recently, these were known largely through accounts provided by first Greek and Roman and later Christian outsiders which emphasized elements they found exotic and interpreted ritual in terms derived from their own societies. Woolf’s chapter is based largely on archaeological evidence of cultic acts, most of which took place within domestic and funerary contexts in societies that were largely decentralized and lacked extensive monumental landscapes, in this way standing very much in contrast to the Greco‐Roman world.
These behaviors should be understood as a direct consequence of the political changes at Rome. 2). 2 The temple of Fortuna Augusta at Pompeii: the context of the foundation has a strong link to the political situation of Augustan era. Photo by Johannes Laiho. The Archaeology of Ancient Sanctuaries 33 The Evolution of Cult Places: Equipment, Restorations and Cult Changes Recent excavations can determine phases at cult places, sometimes by ten or twenty years, making it possible to follow the transformation of a sanctuary in detail.
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