Sacrifice and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes 112-41

Thomas, Oliver (2017) Sacrifice and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes 112-41. In: Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 181-199. ISBN 9780521191036

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Examines the methodology by which one can connect this passage to historical sacrificial practices. In particular, I critique the previous approaches of Kahn, Clay and Burkert, and argue that the passage can be taken as aetiological with special reference to the site at Olympia.

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Additional Information: This material has been published in Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world edited by Sarah Hitch, Ian Rutherford. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © 2017.
Keywords: Homeric Hymn to Hermes, animal sacrifice, Olympia, aetiology
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Classics
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Depositing User: Thomas, Oliver
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:04

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