Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete in Honor of Geraldine C. Gesell

edited by Anna Lucia D'Agata and Aleydis Van de Moortel

Hesperia Supplement 42
352 pp, 145 figs, 9 tables
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-542-3
Publication Date: Dec 2009
Status: Active

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Intended as a tribute to a pioneer in the field of Cretan cult study, 28 of Geraldine Gesell’s former students and colleagues present aspects of ritual and religion on Crete. In a variety of approaches the discourse ranges in time from the Iron Age to the Bronze Age and in subject matter from cult practices to sacred landscapes. A combined bibliography provides a useful reference tool for a survey of literature on the subject.

About the Author: Anna Lucia D’Agata is Senior Research Fellow at the Istituto di Studi sulle Civilta dell’Egeo e del Vicino Oriente, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome. Aleydis Van de Moortel is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Tennessee.