Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion, Volume 2: Transition and Reversal in Myth and Ritual

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BRILL, Dec 1, 1992 - Social Science - 354 pages
This second volume of a two-part collection of studies on inconsistencies in Greek and Roman religion focuses on the ambiguities in myth and ritual of transition and reversal.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
MYTH AND RITUAL OLD AND NEW
15
Chapter II KRONOS AND THE KRONIA
89
Chapter III SATURNUS AND THE SATURNALIA
136
Chapter IV THE ROMAN FESTIVAL FOR BONA DEA AND THE GREEK THESMOPHORIA
228
Chapter V APOLLO AND MARS ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER ROSCHER
289
BIBLIOGRAPHY
335
INDEXES
345
STUDIES IN GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGION
355
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About the author (1992)

H.S. Versnel is Professor of Ancient History at Leiden University. His main interests are in Greek and Roman Religion. Publications include: "Isis, Dionysos, Hermes: Three Studies in Henotheism" Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion I, (1990). He is the editor of the Brill series "Studies in Greek and Roman religion," which is brought to completion by the publication of this book, and is co-editor of the new series "Religions in the Graeco-Roman world.

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