"Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V3" by . Balty

Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum V3 . Balty

Getty Publications -
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
Getty Publishing
434 pages: 278 x 195 x 36mm
Illustrations, unspecified

"Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA)" is a major multivolume reference work on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals. Providing both sweeping overview and in depth investigation, "ThesCRA" covers the period from Homeric times (1000 B.C.) to late Roman times (A.D. 400). Like the first two volumes, Volume III deals with the dynamic elements of cult: divination; prayer, gestures, and acts of prayer; gestures and acts of veneration; oath; malediction; profanation; magic; and consecration and foundation rites. The major contributors to this volume are Pascale Linant de Bellefonds, Walter Burkert, Fulvio Canciani, Fritz Graf, Ulrich Sinn, and Emmanuel Voutiras. The two final volumes in this work are dedicated to static elements of cult such as cult places and their personnel. Those volumes are scheduled for publication in spring 2006. The index will be published in August 2006. "ThesCRA" was developed by the eminent group of scholars who published the eight double-volumes of "LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae)". Among the many contributors to the "ThesCRA" volumes are Sir John Boardman, Walter Burkert, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Fritz Graf, Antoine Hermary, Tonio Holscher, Vassilis Lambrinoudakis, John Scheid, Erika Simon, Mario Torelli, and Marion True.