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Those essays provide students, academics, and scholars a brand new foundation for discussing attitudes towards, and technological services bearing on, water in antiquity throughout the early smooth interval, they usually research historic water use and beliefs either diachronically and pass locally. subject matters contain gender roles and water utilization; attitudes, practices, and concepts in baths and bathing; water and the formation of id and coverage; historic and medieval water resources and assets; and spiritual and literary water imagery. The authors describe how principles concerning the nature and serve as of water created and formed social relationships, and the way faith, politics, and technological know-how remodeled, and have been themselves remodeled by means of, the manipulation of, makes use of of, and disputes over water in everyday life, ceremonies, and literature. participants are Rabun Taylor, Sandra Lucore, Robert F. Sutton, Jr., Cynthia okay Kosso, Kevin Lawton, Evy Johanne Haland, Helene Cazes, Alexandra Cuffel, Mark Munn, Brenda Longfellow, Gretchen Meyers, Sara Saba, Scott John McDonough, Etienne Dunant, E. J. Owens, Mehmet Taşlıalan, Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, John Stephenson, Lin A. Ferrand, Paul Trio, Anne Scott, Misty Rae city, Ruth Stevenson, Charles Connell, Alyce Jordan, Ronald Cooley, and Irene Matthews.

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511–20; Luisa Breglia Pulci Doria, “Le Sirene: il canto, la morte, la polis,” Annali di archeologia e storia antica 9 (1987), 86–93; Flavio Raviola, “La tradizione letteraria su Parthenope,” Hesperìa: Studi sulla grecità di occidente 1 (1990), 19–60. 26 rabun taylor Figure 2. Bronze obol of Neapolis. Sambon, Monnaies antiques de l’Italie. often noted, was none other than Acheloös. 18 But there are good reasons for doubt. 19 The manheaded bull is much too widespread on Greek coins to have any special relationship with all their obverse types, and the Sirens were worshiped nowhere else except the Tyrrhenian coast.

81–99; Sourvinou-Inwood 2004, 2005: 103–16. 56 Renate Bol, Das Statuenprogramm des Herodes-Atticus-Nyphäums, Olympische Forschungen 15 (Berlin, 1984), p. 109. 57 Gais, “River-God Iconography” (see above, note 46). river raptures 41 Figure 6. Inscribed stone bull from the nymphaeum of Herodes Atticus and Annia Regilla at Olympia. Photo: Rabun Taylor. Figure 7. Statue of a reclining personification of the Nile River, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome. D. Photo: Rabun Taylor. 42 rabun taylor And of course there is the cornucopia itself: a perfect embodiment of the binary nature of sacrifice, with its connotations of simultaneous loss and gain.

14 Weiss, Griechische Flußgottheiten, pp. 52–56. Cf. Imhoof-Blumer, “Fluß- und Meergötter,” pp. ” 15 Imhoof-Blumer, “Fluß- und Meergötter,” pp. 175–78; Rutter, Campanian Coinages, pp. 42–59. 16 Ettore Gabrici, “Il toro a volto umano e la Sirena Partenope,” in Problemi di numismatica greca della Sicilia e della Magna Grecia (Naples, 1959), pp. 75–97. Gabrici’s hypothesis that the Neapolitan coinage indicates a local cult of Acheloös is dubious. 17 Roy M. Peterson, The Cults of Campania, Papers and Monographs of the American Academy in Rome 1 (Rome, 1919), pp.

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