By Jennifer Larson
Utilizing archaeological, epigraphic and literary resources, and incorporating present scholarly theories, this quantity deals an available account of the Greek gods for undergraduate students.
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Countering this trend is the continuing impact of the “Chicago school” founded by Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade. Their phenomenological method emphasizes the importance of myth, symbol, and the experience of the sacred, and sees ritual as a response to myth. The fact that there are no broadly accepted definitions for either “myth” or “ritual” complicates the continuing discussion about their relationship. If we think of ritual as “performance,” it may include a retelling of a myth or presuppose knowledge of it, so that the assumed distinction begins to dissolve.
For the purposes of this book, I treat as singular the names of certain Greek festivals that are plural in form (Thesmophoria, Panathenaia). Abbreviations of journals are those used in L’Année philologique. Abbreviations of ancient authors and other primary sources conform to the usage of the Oxford Classical Dictionary (Third edition). In order to write this guide, I synthesized a massive amount of existing scholarship, so I must thank the colleagues, too many to name, whose specialized work in philology, epigraphy, archaeology, and other fields has made this book possible.
Hence, the man who kills the ox commits a “crime,” but also reenacts the first sacrifice and the pleasurable sacrificial meal of meat. The location of the altar on the Akropolis and the priest’s use of a double-edged sacrificial axe (pelekus), well known from Bronze Age Aegean iconography, suggest that this ritual has roots in Mycenaean religion. The Swiss ethnologist Karl Meuli, followed by Burkert, would take the origins of this rite back much further, to the time before cattle were domesticated.