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ISAW Papers 18 (2020)

Cult Practices in Ancient Literatures: Egyptian, Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman Narratives in a Cross-Cultural Perspective. Proceedings of a Workshop at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, May 16-17, 2016.

Edited by Franziska Naether, Leipzig University/Stellenbosch University

URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/5dv41zmf

Abstract: ISAW Papers 18 collects the papers from a transdisciplinary workshop on cult practices in ancient literatures that took place at ISAW in May 2016. It includes authors from Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies, Classics, and New Testament Studies, who work on rituals, magical and divinatory practices in the context of novels, tales and works of wisdom. The contributions deal with descriptions and functions of cult practices in literary texts, with images of the divine, the portrayal of priests, wise men and women as protagonists, and with secret knowledge.

Library of Congress Subjects: Rites and ceremonies in literature--Congresses; Magic, Ancient--Congresses.