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The Resource Practitioners of the divine : Greek priests and religious officials from Homer to Heliodorus, edited by Beate Dignas and Kai Trampedach

Practitioners of the divine : Greek priests and religious officials from Homer to Heliodorus, edited by Beate Dignas and Kai Trampedach

Label
Practitioners of the divine : Greek priests and religious officials from Homer to Heliodorus
Title
Practitioners of the divine
Title remainder
Greek priests and religious officials from Homer to Heliodorus
Statement of responsibility
edited by Beate Dignas and Kai Trampedach
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What is a Greek priest?" The volume, which has its origins in a symposium held at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., focuses on the question through a variety of lenses: the visual representation of cult personnel, priests as ritual experts, variations of priesthood, ideal concepts and their transformation, and the role of manteis. Each chapter looks at how priests and religious officials used a potential authority to promote themselves and their posts, how they played a role in conserving, shaping and reviving cult activity, how they acted behind the curtain of polis institutions, and how they performed as mediators between men and gods. It becomes clear that Greek priests had many faces, and that the factors that determined their roles and activities are political as well as historical, religious as well as economic, idealistic as well as pragmatic, personal as well as communal. -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL790
LC item number
.P73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dignas, Beate
  • Trampedach, Kai
Series statement
Hellenic studies
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Greece
Label
Practitioners of the divine : Greek priests and religious officials from Homer to Heliodorus, edited by Beate Dignas and Kai Trampedach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The three-day international symposium, Greek priests from Homer to Julian, took place from August 25-28, 2003" -- Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • What is a Greek Priest?/
  • Albert Henrichs
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Priests and Ritual
  • 1.
  • Priests as Ritual Experts in the Greek world/
  • Angelos Chaniotis
  • p. 17
  • Pt. II.
  • Variations of Priesthood
  • 2.
  • Priestly Personnel of the Ephesian Artemisium: Anatolian, Persian, Greek, and Roman Aspects/
  • Jan Bremmer
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Professionals, Volunteers, and Amateurs in the Cult of Demeter: Serving the Gods katata patria/
  • Susan Guettel Cole
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • "Greek" Priests of Sarapis?/
  • Beate Dignas
  • p. 73
  • 5.
  • Priests-Dynasts-Kings: Temples and Secular Rule in Asia Minor/
  • Ulrich Gotter
  • p. 89
  • Pt. III.
  • Visual Representation
  • 6.
  • Images of Cult Personnel in Athens between the Sixth and First Centuries BC/
  • Ralf von den Hoff
  • p. 107
  • Pt. IV.
  • Ideal Concepts and their Transformation
  • 7.
  • Philosopher and Priest: The Image of the Intellectual and the Social Practice of the Elites in the Eastern Roman Empire/
  • Matthias Haake
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Egyptian Priest in Delphi: Kalasiris as theios aner in Heliodorus' Aethiopica/
  • Manuel Baumbach
  • p. 167
  • Pt. V.
  • Manteis: Priests at All?
  • 9.
  • Iamidae: A Mantic Family and Its Public Image/
  • Michael Flower
  • p. 187
  • 10.
  • Authority Disputed:The Seer in Homeric Epic/
  • Kai Trampedach
  • p. 207
  • Epilogue/
  • Beate Dignas
  • Kai Trampedach
  • p. 231
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 243
  • Index.
  • p. 281
Control code
ocn231947812
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780674027879
Lccn
2008025657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Practitioners of the divine : Greek priests and religious officials from Homer to Heliodorus, edited by Beate Dignas and Kai Trampedach
Publication
Note
"The three-day international symposium, Greek priests from Homer to Julian, took place from August 25-28, 2003" -- Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • What is a Greek Priest?/
  • Albert Henrichs
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Priests and Ritual
  • 1.
  • Priests as Ritual Experts in the Greek world/
  • Angelos Chaniotis
  • p. 17
  • Pt. II.
  • Variations of Priesthood
  • 2.
  • Priestly Personnel of the Ephesian Artemisium: Anatolian, Persian, Greek, and Roman Aspects/
  • Jan Bremmer
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Professionals, Volunteers, and Amateurs in the Cult of Demeter: Serving the Gods katata patria/
  • Susan Guettel Cole
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • "Greek" Priests of Sarapis?/
  • Beate Dignas
  • p. 73
  • 5.
  • Priests-Dynasts-Kings: Temples and Secular Rule in Asia Minor/
  • Ulrich Gotter
  • p. 89
  • Pt. III.
  • Visual Representation
  • 6.
  • Images of Cult Personnel in Athens between the Sixth and First Centuries BC/
  • Ralf von den Hoff
  • p. 107
  • Pt. IV.
  • Ideal Concepts and their Transformation
  • 7.
  • Philosopher and Priest: The Image of the Intellectual and the Social Practice of the Elites in the Eastern Roman Empire/
  • Matthias Haake
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Egyptian Priest in Delphi: Kalasiris as theios aner in Heliodorus' Aethiopica/
  • Manuel Baumbach
  • p. 167
  • Pt. V.
  • Manteis: Priests at All?
  • 9.
  • Iamidae: A Mantic Family and Its Public Image/
  • Michael Flower
  • p. 187
  • 10.
  • Authority Disputed:The Seer in Homeric Epic/
  • Kai Trampedach
  • p. 207
  • Epilogue/
  • Beate Dignas
  • Kai Trampedach
  • p. 231
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 243
  • Index.
  • p. 281
Control code
ocn231947812
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 285 p.
Isbn
9780674027879
Lccn
2008025657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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