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McInerney, Jeremy, 1958-
The cattle of the sun : cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks / Jeremy McInerney
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  SF196.G8 M38 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cattle -- Greece -- History
Pastoral systems -- Greece -- History
Cattle -- Greece -- Religious aspects -- History
Animal sacrifice -- Greece -- History
Fasts and feasts -- Greece -- History
Cattle trade -- Greece -- History
Subject Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C
Greece -- Religious life and customs
Greece -- Economic conditions -- To 146 B.C
Subject(s) National characteristics, Greek -- History
Physical Description xvii, 340 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes selections translated from the Ancient Greek
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-334) and index
Contents Cattle habits -- The paradoxes of pastoralism -- Cattle systems in Bronze Age Greece -- Epic consumption -- Heroes and gods -- Gods, cattle, and space -- Sacred economics -- Cities and cattle business -- Sacred law -- Authority and value -- Conclusions

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