Festivals of Attica

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Author  Erika Simon
Publisher  University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date   April 27, 2002
ISBN  0299091848
Pages  180

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The festivals of the Athenian sacred calendar constitute a vital key to classical Greek culture and religion.  Erika Simon sets out here to explicate those complex and often obscure festivals.  By careful marshaling of a variety of proofs from literary, historical, and archaeological sources, she is able to justify some startling conclusions and achieve a comprehensive and truly original synthesis that clarifies, as never before, the probable origins and meanings of the Attic cults.

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