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Religion of the GodsRitual, Paradox, and Reflexivity$
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Kimberley Christine Patton

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195091069

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.001.0001

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 Is Libation Sacrifice?

 Is Libation Sacrifice?

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(p.27) 1 Is Libation Sacrifice?
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Religion of the Gods
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Kimberley Christine Patton (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0003

This chapter considers the question of how best to understand the ancient Greek ceremony of libation within its religious context. Questions addressed include: What kind of an offering was libation, and to whom, in anyone, was it offered? How did it reach its recipients? In what sense is libation “sacrifice?”

Keywords:   Greek ceremony, Greek gods, libation, sacrifice, religious rituals, vase paintings, drink offering

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