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Greek ways to honour the gods: the rituals

Greek ways to honour the gods: the rituals

Class / 60h / 6 ECTS / winter semester Coordinator: dr hab Ioanna Patera

This course offers a detailed picture of the setting of Greek rituals. After a definition of “ritual” and a discussion of the main scholarly theories, we shall look to the specific case of Greek practices. To honour the gods, individuals and cities prayed, brought dedications, and sacrificed. The main question is how they accomplished these actions, i.e. what they were saying and doing. Specific cases will be examined during the seminar in order to settle how Greeks proceed according to various sources, literary descriptions, epigraphic documents, and iconographic evidence.

email: ioanna.patera@uj.edu.pl

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