A. Chaniotis, Ritual Dynamics in the Ancient Mediterranean. Agency, Emotion, Gender, Representation

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Angelos Chaniotis (éd.), Ritual Dynamics in the Ancient Mediterranean. Agency, Emotion, Gender, Representation, Stuttgart, 2011.

Éditeur : Franz Steiner Verlag
Collection : Band 49 Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien
390 pages
ISBN : 978-3-515-09916-5
62€

This volume assembles approaches to rituals in several cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean (Egyptian, Punic, Greek, Italian, Roman) from the second millennium BCE to Late Antiquity. 'Ritual dynamics' is the common theme of the fourteen chapters.
Rituals are understood as complex socio-cultural constructs that are connected with tensions: tensions within the cult community; tensions between norm and performance, expectation and reality, traditional significance and re-interpretation, stereotype and variability. Exploiting a variety of sources (literary sources, inscriptions, iconography), the authors approach the questions of how such tensions influence the performance and impact of rituals, how they generate change, how ritual agency is connected with gender and social standing, how rituals trigger particular emotions and create emotional communities, and how the literary and visual representations of rituals reflect their cultural relevance.

Table des matières

Preface
Introduction
ANGELOS CHANIOTIS

Engendered actions: agency and ritual in pre-Roman Veneto
ELISA PEREGO

Where are the priests? Ritual mastery in Punic shrines
MIREIA LÓPEZ-BERTRAN

Priests and priestly roles in the Isiac cults: the case of Roman Athens
PARASKEVI MARTZAVOU

‘Promises of continuity': The role of tradition in the forming of rituals in ancient Greece
EFTYCHIA STAVRIANOPOULOU

Ritual restoration and innovation in the Greek cities of the Roman Imperium
FRITZ GRAF

Changes and arrangement in the Eleusinian Ritual
IOANNA PATERA

Continuity and change without individual agency: The Attic ritual theatre and the ‘socially unquestionable' in the tragic genre
SYNNØVE DES BOUVRIE

Construction of consensus: rules and change in Greek funeral rituals
FLAVIA FRISONE

Representations and the ‘meaning' of ritual change: The case of Hadrumetum
MATTHEW M. MCCARTY

The correlation of rituals, emotions, and literature in ancient Egypt
ALEXANDRA VERBOVSEK

Emotional community through ritual: initiates, citizens, and pilgrims as emotional communities in the Greek world
ANGELOS CHANIOTIS

Speech and gesture in rituals: the rituals of supplication and prayer in Homer
FRANÇOISE LETOUBLON

Ritual movement in sacred space: towards an archaeology of performance
JOAN CONNELLY

Elevating the unworthy emperor: Ritual failure in Roman historiography
MARTIJN ICKS

Index
List of Contributors

 

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