The Resource Restless dead : encounters between the living and the dead in ancient Greece, Sarah Iles Johnston

Restless dead : encounters between the living and the dead in ancient Greece, Sarah Iles Johnston

Label
Restless dead : encounters between the living and the dead in ancient Greece
Title
Restless dead
Title remainder
encounters between the living and the dead in ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Iles Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ancient Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions - most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. Johnston presents and interprets these changes, using them to build a complex picture of the way in which the society of the dead reflected that of the living, expressing and defusing its tensions, reiterating its values and eventually becoming a source of significant power for those who knew how to control it
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
133.1/0938
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1472.G8
LC item number
J64 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Restless dead : encounters between the living and the dead in ancient Greece, Sarah Iles Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-307) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elpenor and others: narrative descriptions of the dead -- To honor and avert: rituals addressed to the dead -- Magical solutions to deadly problems: the origin and roles of the Goēs -- The unavenged: dealing with those who die violently -- Childless mothers and blighted virgins: female ghosts an their victims -- Hecate and the dying maiden: how the mistress of ghosts earned her title -- Purging the Polis: Erinyes, Eumenides, and Semnai Theai
Control code
ocm43477500
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585160368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 98a826d4-954f-4133-b25e-a3a8038f347c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27302702
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43477500
  • pebcs052092231X

Library Locations

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