Edited by Antoine Hermary and Bertrand Jaeger
ThesCRA is a major multivolume reference on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals covering the period from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 400.
The first five volumes cover ancient cults and rituals. Illustrated articles in English, French, Italian, and German treat such topics as processions, sacrifices, libations, dedications, purification, initiation, divination, prayer, asylum, oaths, maledictions, banquets, music, dance, and cult places, statues, and implements. In Volume VI, Stages and Circumstances of Life, fifty-five authors discuss various life stages, health, sustenance, craft production, economics, travel, public and private life, guilds, priesthoods, priestly colleges and other institutions, law, diplomacy, and war. Volume VII, Festivals and Games, includes festivals and religious links to neighboring societies. Volume VIII, published in spring 2012, and an index, scheduled for spring 2014, will complete this unique research tool.
Antoine Hermary is secretary general of the Foundation for the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) and professor of archaeology and Greek civilization at the Université de Provence, France. Bertrand Jaeger is secretary of the Editorial Committee of the Foundation for the LIMC.
“The most comprehensive and authoritative reference work on Greek and Roman religious practices.”
7 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches
384 b/w illustrations
50 line drawings
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum