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Transmission of Culture in the Ancient World

This lavishly illustrated book takes readers from prehistoric Santorini to Late Antique Rome to analyze the role of tradition in the transmission of culture and the creation, maintenance, and negotiation of identity in the ancient world. Covering a wide array of subjects, including cultic rituals and the use of magical objects and symbols, votive traditions in Greek sanctuaries, funerary portraits, and Iron Age pottery, Tradition reveals how culture inheres in each, and how actions and objects alike play a role in culture’s continuation and change. With its thoroughly interdisciplinary approach, Tradition breaks new ground in studies of the classical and ancient world.

480 pages | 85 color plates, 45 halftones, 22 maps, 10 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 | © 2014

Acta Hyperborea


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Table of Contents

Newly Invented Tradition: The Individual and the Community at the Northern Frontier of the Roman Empire
Niels Bargfeldt
Textiles and Temple Inventories: Detecting an Invisible Votive Tradition in Greek Sanctuaries in the Second Half of the First Millennium BC
Cecilie Brøns
Statues of Roman Women and Cultural Transmission: Understanding the So-called Ceres Statue as a Roman Portrait Carrier
Jane Fejfer
Using Textiles to Propose a New Identity for the So-called Goddess of Xeste 3
 Solvejg Hansen
On a List of Priests: From the Son of Poseidon to Members of the Elite in Late Hellenistic Halikarnassos
Signe Isager
Maripara and L'Imperatore: The Life and Afterlife of two Roman Statues Ifke
Van Kampen
Tradition and Renewal: The Archaeology of Magic and Theurgy in Athens and Rome in Late Antiquity
Arja Karivieri
Tradition and Innovation in Classical Athens: The Case of the Athenian Acropolis as Place and History
 Jens Krasilnikoff
Ktistes: Mythical Founder Hero and Honorary Title for New Heroes
Eva Mortensen
Expanding the Circle of Trust: Tradition and Change in Iron Age Communities in Western Sicily
Christian Mühlenbock
New Times, Old Customs: Tradition and Renewal of Etruscan Funerary Culture from the Late Republic to the Early Empire
Marjatta Nielsen
The Fan, a Central Italian Elite Utensil
Nora Petersen
Palmyrene Funerary Portraits in Context: Portrait Habit between Local Traditions and Imperial Trends
Rubina Raja
The Trozzella in. 3417 in the Collection of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: An Ethnic Marker or a Sign of Cultural Transmission?
Sine Grove Saxkjær and Jan Kindberg Jacobsen
The Nestorides: Innovation and Ambivalence in the Early South Italian Red-Figure Production
Stine Schierup
Here There be Monsters: Hybrids Painted on Cypriot Iron Age Pottery Lone
Wriedt Sørensen
Private Collections of Sculpture in Late Antiquity: An Overview of the Form, Function and Tradition
Christina Videbech
Ceramics in Funerary Traditions in Hellenistic Cyprus: The Custom of Duplication?
Kristina Winther-Jacobsen

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