Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion

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  • Author(s): Hughes, Jessica
  • Series:
    Cambridge Classical Studies
  • Publication Information:
    New York : Cambridge University Press. 2017
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      This book examines a type of object that was widespread and very popular in classical antiquity - votive offerings in the shape of parts of the human body. It collects examples from four principal areas and time periods: Classical Greece, pre-Roman Italy, Roman Gaul and Roman Asia Minor. It uses a compare-and-contrast methodology to highlight differences between these sets of votives, exploring the implications for our understandings of how beliefs about the body changed across classical antiquity. The book also looks at how far these ancient beliefs overlap with, or differ from, modern ideas about the body and its physical and conceptual boundaries. Central themes of the book include illness and healing, bodily fragmentation, human-animal hybridity, transmission and reception of traditions, and the mechanics of personal transformation in religious rituals.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781107157835. 9781108147378.
    • Accession Number:
      982287844
    • Accession Number:
      1491891
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    • ABNT:
      HUGHES, J. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN 9781107157835. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891. Acesso em: 9 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hughes J. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891. Accessed July 9, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Hughes J. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. Cambridge University Press; 2017. Accessed July 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891
    • APA:
      Hughes, J. (2017). Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. Cambridge University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hughes, Jessica. 2017. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. Cambridge Classical Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891.
    • Harvard:
      Hughes, J. (2017) Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Classical Studies). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891 (Accessed: 9 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hughes, J 2017, Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion, Cambridge Classical Studies, Cambridge University Press, New York, viewed 9 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hughes, Jessica. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. Cambridge University Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hughes, Jessica. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion. Cambridge Classical Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hughes J. Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion [Internet]. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 9]. (Cambridge Classical Studies). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1491891