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The papers in this volume are based on an international conference organized by Jesper Tae Jensen, 9-10 January 2004 at the Department of Classical Archaeology, together with the Centre for Studies of Antiquities, University of Aarhus. They illustrate the interplay between the studies of classical archaeology, religion, history, and musicology. The eight papers by the young scholars and their Nestor, Richard Hamilton, offer a fresh look at various aspects of ancient Greek cult, including the use of the word cult in the academic disciplines of Archaeology and the History of Religion, the introduction of Asklepios to Athens, and a detailed study of the topography and early architecture of the same god's sancturary on the south slope of the Athenian Akropolis. The book also contains an innovative study of the sculpture and architecture of the Philippeion at Olympia as a proto-type for Hellenistic royal ideology and portraiture. Other papers include a statistical approach to the illustration of baskets on Classical votive reliefs, a theoretical study of the role of music in ancient Greek cult, and analysis of the use of the chorus as one of the most important expressions of ancient cult in Sparta.
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Jesper Tae Jensen, George Hinge, Peter Schultz and Bronwen Wickkiser
Jesper Tae Jensen
Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen
"Cult" in the Study of Religion and Archeology
Basket Case: Altars, Animals and Baskets on the Classical Attic Votive Reliefs
Banishing Plague: Asklepios, Athens, and the Great Plague Reconsidered
Der Alter des asklepieions von Athen
Michaelis Lefantzis and Jesper Tae Jensen
The Athenian Asklepieion on the South Slope of the Akropolis: Early Development, ca. 420-360 B.C
Divine Images and Royal Ideology in the Philippeion at Olympia
Tore Tvarnø Lind
Music and Cult in Ancient Greece: Ethnomusicological Perspectives
Cultic Persona and the Transmission of the Partheneions
Sanne Lind Hansen
MA in ethnography and classical archeology, and trained from the Danish School of Journalism. Sanne works primarily with the travel books series Vide verden and publications in anthropology, archeology and early history. She is also responsible for foreign sales and commission agreements, and is the longest serving editor at the Press. A generation ago, she was employed at Antiquities at the National Museum.
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