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Introduction

J. Rasmus Brandt and Jon W. Iddeng

in Greek and Roman Festivals

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696093
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745744 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0001
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The introduction reflects on the methodological and theoretical approaches used by the authors in their discussions of ancient festivals. A few central dichotomous concepts structure the introduction: synchronic vs. diachronic presentations, content and form (in which are hidden concepts like ritual processes, performance, communication, and symbols), sacred and secular, memory and identity (including concepts such as exclusion, rejection, and incorporation), individual and collective.

Keywords: collective; content; diachrony; form; identity; individual; memory; sacred; secular; synchrony

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Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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