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050  4 BL795.H83 -- H84 1991eb 
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100 1  Hughes, Dennis D 
245 10 Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece 
250    1st ed 
264  1 London :|bTaylor & Francis Group,|c1991 
264  4 |c©1992 
300    1 online resource (317 pages) 
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505 0  Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- 
       Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1 Sacrifice and ritual killing
       : terminology and types -- 2 Archaeological evidence -- 3 
       Funerary ritual killing in Greek literature and history --
       4 Human sacrifice in Greek myth, cult,  and history -- 5 
       The pharmakos and related rites -- 6 Strangers in a 
       strange land: the Locrian maiden tribute -- 7 Conclusion -
       - Appendix A Cut marks and mass burials -- Appendix B 
       Pylos tablet Tn 316 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index 
       locorum -- Subject index 
520    Numerous ancient texts describe human sacrifices and other
       forms of ritual killing: in 480 BC Themistocles sacrifices
       three Persian captives to Dionysus; human scapegoats 
       called pharmakoi are expelled yearly from Greek cities, 
       and according to some authors they are killed; Locrin 
       girls are hunted down and slain by the Trojans; on Mt 
       Lykaion children are sacrificed and consumed by the 
       worshippers; and many other texts report human sacrifices 
       performed regularly in the cult of the gods or during 
       emergencies such as war and plague. Archaeologists have 
       frequently proposed human sacrifice as an explanation for 
       their discoveries: from Minoan Crete children's bones with
       knife-cut marks, the skeleton of a youth lying on a 
       platform with a bronze blade resting on his chest, 
       skeletons, sometimes bound, in the dromoi of Mycenaean and
       Cypriot chamber tombs; and dual man-woman burials, where 
       it is suggested that the woman was slain or took her own 
       life at the man's funeral. If the archaeologists' 
       interpretations and the claims in the ancient sources are 
       accepted, they present a bloody and violent picture of the
       religious life of the ancient Greeks, from the Bronze Age 
       well into historical times. But the author expresses 
       caution. In many cases alternative, if less sensational, 
       explanations of the archaeological are possible; and it 
       can often be shown that human sacrifices in the literary 
       texts are mythical or that late authors confused mythical 
       details with actual practices.Whether the evidence is 
       accepted or not, this study offers a fascinating glimpse 
       into the religious thought of the ancient Greeks and into 
       changing modern conceptions of their religious behaviour 
588    Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other
590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
       may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated 
650  0 Human sacrifice -- Greece.;Greece -- Religion 
655  4 Electronic books 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aHughes, Dennis D.|tHuman Sacrifice in 
       Ancient Greece|dLondon : Taylor & Francis Group,c1991
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