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Greek sacrifice

Greek sacrifice  

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Sacrifice was the central rite in Greek religion (see religion, greek), but there is no single Greek equivalent to the English word ‘sacrifice’. The practices we bring together under this heading ...
Paphlagonia

Paphlagonia  

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A territory of northern Asia Minor, which included the mountainous coastal region between Bithynia and Pontus and extended inland as far as Galatia on the Anatolian plateau. It was traversed ...
pit

pit  

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Dig a pit for try to trap; a common biblical metaphor, as in Jeremiah 18:20.the pit of one's stomach the lower abdomen regarded as the seat of strong feelings, especially anxiety.
ritual

ritual  

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[De]A favourite but deplorable term commonly used by archaeologists looking to explain unfamiliar patterns in material culture that seem to have no functional explanation. Ritual strictly refers to ...
Roman religion

Roman religion  

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The religion of the Roman republic and empire. In its developed form it came to have much in common with Greek religion, although it contained elements of Etruscan and other native Italian regional ...
Roman religion

Roman religion  

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The history of Roman religion might be said to begin with Varro's Human and Divine Antiquities (47 bc), of which the second half, sixteen books on Divine Antiquities, codified for the first time ...
Zeus

Zeus  

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In Greek mythology, the supreme god, the son of Cronus (whom he dethroned) and Rhea, and husband of Hera, traditionally said to have his court on Olympus. Zeus was the protector and ruler of ...

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