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By John Bodel, Saul M. Olyan

The 1st ebook to discover the non secular dimensions of the kin and the family in historic Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity.

  • Advances our knowing of loved ones and familial faith, rather than state-sponsored or civic temple cults
  • Reconstructs family and relations spiritual practices in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Israel, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, Emar, and Philistia
  • Explores many family rituals, similar to delivering for ancestral spirits, and petitioning of a household's consumer deities or of spirits linked to the home itself
  • Examines lifecycle rituals – from being pregnant and start to adulthood, previous age, loss of life, and beyond
  • Looks at non secular practices with regards to the family either in the domestic itself and different areas, equivalent to at extramural tombs and native sanctuaries

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