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hubris  

N. R. E. Fisher

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Jul 2015
Hubris, intentionally dishonouring behaviour, was a powerful term of moral condemnation in ancient Greece; and in Athens, and perhaps elsewhere, it was also treated as a serious crime. The common use ... More

marriage ceremonies, Greek  

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

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Mar 2016
Ceremonies were not identical all over Greece. For example, at Sparta they included a mock abduction (Plut.Lyc. 15. 3). But they were shaped by largely similar perceptions about the ceremony and the ... More

sacred laws  

Robert Parker

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Mar 2016
The category of “sacred laws” is one within which modern scholarship on Greek religion assembles inscriptions which in various ways regulate the conduct of cult. Many have a broadly policing ... More

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