Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece


Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece History
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Hughes provides a critical examination of the written and archaeological evidence for the ritual killing of human beings in ancient Greece. This includes human sacrifices to the gods, ritual killing at funerals, suttee (the slaying or suicide of wives or concubines on their husbands' graves), pharmakos ("scapegoat") rituals, and the Locrian maiden tribute. Extensive notes and bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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