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In private and in public life, the ancient Greeks danced to express divine adoration and human festivity. They danced at feasts and choral competitions, at weddings and funerals, in observance of the cycles of both nature and human existence. Formal and informal dances marked the rhythms of life and death. In Dance and Ritual Play in Greek Religion, Steven Lonsdale looks at how the Greeks themselves regarded the act of dance, and how dance and related forms of ritual play in Greek religious festivals served a wide variety of functions in Greek society. The act of worship, he explains, often implied engaging in collective rites regulated by playful behavior, the most common forms of which were group hymns and choral dances.

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In private and public life, the ancient Greeks danced to express divine adoration and human festivity. In this text, the author looks at how the Greeks themselves regarded the act of dance and how dance and related forms of ritual play in religious festivals served a variety of functions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801867590
Author:
Lonsdale, Steven H.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Series:
Ancient Society & History
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.68x5.50x.93 in. 1.10 lbs.

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