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Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman & early Christian antiquity : seeing the gods / edited by Jas Elsner and Ian Rutherford.

Contributor(s): Elsner, Jas | Rutherford, Ian, 1959-
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.Description: xvii, 513 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0199250790; 9780199250790Other title: Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and early Christian antiquitySubject(s): Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Greece -- History | Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Rome -- History | Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- HistoryDDC classification: 203/.50937
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Book Book British Museum
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [451]-500) and index.

Introduction -- Mapping out communitas : performances of Theoria in their sacred and political context / Barbara Kowalzig -- Hiketai and Theoroi at Epidauros / Fred Naiden -- Pilgrimage to the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi : patterns of public and private consultation / Michael Arnush -- "Pilgrimage" and Greek religion : sacred and secular in the pagan polis / Scott Scullion -- Down-stream to the cat-goddess : Herodotus on Egyptian pilgrimage / Ian Rutherford -- Philosopher at the festival : Plato's transformation of traditional Theoria / Andrea Wilson Nightingale -- Body in space : visual dynamics in Graeco-Roman healing pilgrimage / Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis -- Mucianus and a touch of the miraculous : pilgrimage and tourism in Roman Asia Minor / George Williamson -- Pilgrimage as elite habitus : educated pilgrims in sacred landscape during the Second Sophistic / Marco Galli -- Construction of religious space in Pausanias / William Hutton -- Journey to the end of the world / Andrew Fear -- Pilgrims and ethnographers : in search of the Syrian goddess / J.L. Lightfoot -- Divine and human feet: records of pilgrims honouring Isis / Sarolta A. Takács -- Rabbi Aqiba comes to Rome : a Jewish pilgrimage in reverse? / David Noy -- "Intermingled until the end of time" : ambiguity as a central condition of early Christian pilgrimage / Wendy Pullan -- Piety and passion : contest and consensus in the audiences for early Christian pilgrimage / Jas Elsner -- Urban shrine and rural saint in fifth-century Alexandria / David Frankfurter.