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Greek Votive Offerings
An Essay in the History of Greek Religion


  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107456426

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  • Originally published in 1902, this book provides an extensive survey of the tradition of votive offerings in ancient Greece. Rouse details the various motives behind offerings, including propitiation, tithes, and domestic purposes, drawing on the evidence of inscriptions and ancient eyewitnesses, and also examines ancient votive formulae. Thirteen indices containing an exhaustive list of epigraphical references to votive offerings at various shrines are also included. This well-written and richly-illustrated book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient Greek religion and the history of votive offerings.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107456426
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. The dead, the heroes, and the Chthonian deities. Note on the modern representatives of ancient shrines
    2. Tithes, firstfruits, and kindred offerings
    3. War
    4. Games and contests
    5. Disease and calamity
    6. Domestic life
    7. Memorials of honour and office
    8. Memorials of feasts and ceremonials
    9. Propitiation
    10. Rarities and valuables
    11. Formulae
    12. Later uses of the votive formula
    13. Disposal of the offerings
    14. General sketch
    1. Athens: treasure of Athena and the other gods
    2. Athens: catalogue of Bronze statues
    3. Athens: Artemis Brauronia
    4. Athens: Asclepieum
    5. Eleusis
    6. Treasure at Delos
    7. Treasure at Delos
    8. Amphiaraum, Cabirium, and other Theban shrines
    9. Platea
    10. Temple of Hera at Samos
    11. Treasure of Apollo at Branchidae
    12. Fragment of list from Aegina
    13. Dedications in the anthology
    General index: Greek

  • Author

    William Henry Denham Rouse

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