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Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World

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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world.* Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief* Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious practice* Represents the first time that the concept of "lived religion" is applied to the ancient history of religion and archaeology of religion* Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporary researchers and theorists in the field* Examines a large variety of themes and religious traditions across a wide geographical area and chronological span* Written to appeal equally to archaeologists and historians of religion

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Notes on Contributors xAbbreviations xiv1 Archaeology of Religion, Material Religion, and the Ancient World 1Rubina Raja and Jörg RüpkePart I Archaeology of Ritual 272 The Archaeology of Ancient Sanctuaries 29William Van Andringa3 Ritual Activities, Processions and Pilgrimages 41Thierry Luginbühl4 Perpetuated Action 60Lara Weiss5 Public and Private 71Robert ParkerPart II Embodiment 816 Amulets 83Gideon Bohak7 Dress and Ornaments 96Laura Gawlinski8 Dance 107Frederick Naerebout9 Gendered Agents and Embodied Religious Experience 120Zsuzsanna VárhelyiPart III Experiences 13110 Polychromy and Jewish Visual Culture of Roman Antiquity 133Steven Fine11 Watching Rituals 144Valérie Huet12 Killing and Preparing Animals 155Patrice Méniel13 Communal Dining: Making Things Happen 167Marleen Martens14 WATER 181Olivier de Cazanove15 Temporary Deprivation: Rules and Meanings 194Richard GordonPart IV Creating Spaces of Experiences 20716 At Home 209Kimberly Bowes17 Gardens 220Richard Neudecker18 Religion and Tomb 235Henner von Hesberg, Christiane Nowak and Ellen ThiermannPart V Designing and Appropriating Sacred Space 25119 Archaeology of Christian Initiation 253Robin M. Jensen20 Oracular Shrines as Places of Religious Experience 268Julia Kindt21 Buildings of Religious Communities 279Inge Nielsen22 Sanctuaries and Urban Spatial Settings in Roman Imperial Ostia 293Marlis ArnholdPart VI Sharing Public Space 30523 Complex Sanctuaries in the Roman Period 307Rubina Raja24 Temples and Temple Interiors 320Henner von Hesberg25 Theater 333Susanne Gödde26 The Archaeology of Processions 349Eftychia Stavrianopoulou27 Urbanization and Memory 362Christopher SmithPart VII Expressiveness 37728 Images 379Sylvia Estienne29 Instruments and Vessels 388Anne Viola Siebert30 Anatomical ex votos 397Günther Schörner31 Monumental Inscriptions 412Wolfgang SpickermannPart VIII Agents 42532 Material Culture and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity 427Eric Rebillard33 Individual Choices and Individuality in the Archaeology of Ancient Religion 437Jörg Rüpke34 Material Culture and Imagined Communities in the Roman World 451Eva Mol and Miguel John VersluysPart IX Transformations 46335 Ritual Traditions of Non-Mediterranean Europe 465Greg Woolf36 Tracing Religious Change in Roman Africa 478Valentino GaspariniIndex 489

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THE EDITORS Rubina Raja is professor of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University, Denmark. She studied Classical Archaeology in Copenhagen, Rome and Oxford and heads an excavation project in Jerash, Jordan. Among other things she works on the archaeology of religion in the Roman period and is involved as co director of the ERC funded project "Lived ancient religion" at Erfurt University. Jörg Rüpke is Fellow for History of Religion at the Max Weber Centre of the University of Erfurt. He has held positions in Classical Philology and Comparative Religion and is director of the ERC project "Lived ancient religion".

Summary

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world.

* Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief

* Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious practice

* Represents the first time that the concept of "lived religion" is applied to the ancient history of religion and archaeology of religion

* Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporary researchers and theorists in the field

* Examines a large variety of themes and religious traditions across a wide geographical area and chronological span

* Written to appeal equally to archaeologists and historians of religion

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