Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This collection of essays will certainly help rekindle debate about the degree to which Greek indigenous categories can be effectively translated, while also helping to revitalize the controversy among scholars from both anthropology and the classics about what can be learned by examining Greek linguistic categories as indigenous and often peculiar cultural products". -- A. David Napier, American Ethnologist. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: For the Greeks, the sharing of cooked meats was the fundamental communal act, so that to become vegetarian was a way of refusing society. It follows that the roasting or cooking of meat was a political act, as the division of portions asserted a social order. And the only proper manner of preparing meat for consumption, according to the Greeks, was blood sacrifice.
The fundamental myth is that of Prometheus, who introduced sacrifice and, in the process, both joined us to and separated us from the gods—and ambiguous relation that recurs in marriage and in the growing of grain. Thus we can understand why the ascetic man refuses both women and meat, and why Greek women celebrated the festival of grain-giving Demeter with instruments of butchery.
The ambiguity coded in the consumption of meat generated a mythology of the "other"—werewolves, Scythians, Ethiopians, and other "monsters." The study of the sacrificial consumption of meat thus leads into exotic territory and to unexpected findings.
In The Cuisine of Sacrifice, the contributors—all scholars affiliated with the Center for Comparative Studies of Ancient Societies in Paris—apply methods from structural anthropology, comparative religion, and philology to a diversity of topics: the relation of political power to sacrificial practice; the Promethean myth as the foundation story of sacrificial practice; representations of sacrifice found on Greek vases; the technique and anatomy of sacrifice; the interaction of image, language, and ritual; the position of women in sacrificial custom and the female ritual of the Thesmophoria; the mythical status of wolves in Greece and their relation to the sacrifice of domesticated animals; the role and significance of food-related ritual in Homer and Hesiod; ancient Greek perceptions of Scythian sacrificial rites; and remnants of sacrificial ritual in modern Greek practices.
From the Back Cover: For the Greeks, the sharing of cooked meats was the fundamental communal act, so that to become vegetarian was a way of refusing civil society. It follows that the roasting or cooking of meat was a political act, as the division of portions asserted a social order. And the only proper manner of preparing meat for consumption, according to the Greeks, was blood sacrifice.
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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0226143511 Ex-library book with stickers and stampings. Overall nice condition book with clean text and good binding unless otherwise noted. Bottom edge nicked on one page. No DJ. Most items ship within 24 hours. -4a-. Codice libro della libreria B1158259
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP91398712
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 1989. Cloth. Condizione libro: Good Plus. Condizione sovraccoperta: None. First Printing. G+. A tight, solid copy with the 1 present in the number line. Translated from French. The book is lightly cocked, and there are markings in the margins of approximately 50 pages; I find no markings on /in the text itself. No DJ. Codice libro della libreria 010915
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 2nd ed.. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0226143511
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0226143511