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By John Bodel,Saul M. Olyan

the 1st e-book to discover the non secular dimensions of the relatives and the family in old Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity.

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

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