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Class Notes for CLAS 2531 at Mount Allison University

The Archaeology Of Religion In The Greek And Roman World

CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Middle Ages, Aerarium, Grotto

Sanctuary of Fortuna at Palaestra  Geographical and Historical Context o located at Palestrina o located in the Apennines mountain range o mountain made it hard to attack, pro...

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Archaeology of Religion 15.docx

Pantheon  original structure was constructed between 27 and 25 BCE  aftermath of the battle of Actium 31 BCE  location was built on the site where the founder of Rome, Romulus, was seized by eagles ...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Ludi, Colosseum, Chariot Racing

Ritual Practices Continued: Games  the great sacrificial rituals often included games  these votive games were generally onetime events  there were two kings: o lundi scaenici (dramatic per...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Pater Familias, Haruspex, Uterus

Ritual Practices in the Roman World, ctd Immolatio: Consecrating the Offerings  the most crucial moment of the process is when the haruspex is examining the exta- the internal organs of the animal The Sa...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Roman Rite, Lustratio, Suovetaurilia

Ritual Practices Sacrifice  the sacrifice is at the heart of most religious acts  there were dozens of ways of sacrificing, depending on the type of sacrifice and the deity to be honoured  ...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Orthopraxy, Polytheism, Roman Citizenship

Problems in Approaching Roman Religion  more than other religions, the study of Roman religion has been affected by a variety of influences o myths from Western culture, especially from German...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Ancient Greek Temple, Prostyle, Cella

Sacred Spaces in the Roman World  recall: sacred means "separated", belongs to the gods  recall: two types of sacred places- those built by men for gods, and those designated by gods for men to recogni...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Pomerium

Historical and Geographical Context  central/southern Italy  Rome was built on seven hills- earliest temples and sanctuaries were built on some of these hills  some legends claim that Rome wa...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Ancient Rites, Burial, Grave Goods

Death and Funerary Rituals  death was incorporated into the life of the community to a degree that would likely strike many people today as morbid- it as a part of daily life  people usually died at...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Cella, Opheltes, Celery

Pan-Hellenic Sanctuaries and "National" Identity  they are often characterized as centres of communication and competition, drawing together numerous states from Italy to the Black Sea to share in a common f...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Symposium, Ampelos, Pelike

Ritual Practices: Symposium and Ritual Meals  symposium= "drinking together"  had social and/or political meaning  could take place in sanctuaries or in domestic homes  women were excluded, ex...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Psychro Cave, Peak Sanctuaries, Great Palace Of Constantinople

Prehistory of Greek Religion  Minoan civilization arose on the island of Crete  between 2000 BCE and 1000 BCE, two civilizations developed in the Meditarranean- Minoans and Mycenaeans  all ci...

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Archaeology of Religion 3.docx

Overview of Greek Geography and History  Greece is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea  influenced by Egypt, Mesopotamia  Landscape and Climate: o Greece is a peninsula, inclu...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Sacred History, Altar Call

Archaeological Indicators of Ritual Example- Rossano de Vaglio Sanctuary  4th century BCE - 1st century BCE  located in Southern Italy 1. Focus of attention: the structure itself- central altar in the ...

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CLAS 2531 Lecture Notes - Cognitive Archaeology, Trace Evidence, Cultural Anthropology

Religion and Archaeology  religion- from the Latin religio meaning "to bind" o a relationship between the devotee and the object of religious devotion o binds the human to the divine, as w...

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