Sacred Dance in the Ancient World


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Author  W. O. E. Oesterley
Publisher  Dover Publications
Publication Date   December 18, 2002
ISBN  0486424944
Pages  256

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Relying on ornamental artwork, ancient inscriptions and literature, the author examines Old Testament terms for "dancing," and forms of musical accompaniment in the time of the Hebrews; the sacred processional dance, performed by Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans; the ritual dance around sacred objects; and sacred dances performed during harvests and festivals.

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