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Frothingham presents an ambitious overview of the development of orientation, or the directionality of sacrifice, prayer, and ritual, played a key role in ancient ceremonies, in the practice of ancient religions.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-441-7
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 212
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 91
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-441-7
$51.00

Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, presents an ambitious overview of the development of orientation in the practice of ancient religions. Orientation, or the directionality of sacrifice, prayer, and ritual, played a key role in ancient ceremonies and Frothingham brings his encyclopedic knowledge of literature and art across a variety of ancient cultures to bear upon the rituals of the ancient Near-East, China, Etruria, Rome, Christianity, Northern Europe, and Greece. The entire piece is an intriguing example of cross-cultural religious practices and methods for making sense of them.

Arthur Frothingham, one of the founding fathers of Art History, presents an ambitious overview of the development of orientation in the practice of ancient religions. Orientation, or the directionality of sacrifice, prayer, and ritual, played a key role in ancient ceremonies and Frothingham brings his encyclopedic knowledge of literature and art across a variety of ancient cultures to bear upon the rituals of the ancient Near-East, China, Etruria, Rome, Christianity, Northern Europe, and Greece. The entire piece is an intriguing example of cross-cultural religious practices and methods for making sense of them.

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Arthur L. Frothingham

  • ANCIENT ORIENTATION UNVEILED I (page 5)
  • ANCIENT ORIENTATION UNVEILED II: ETRURIA AND ROME (page 27)
  • ANCIENT ORIENTATION UNVEILED III: THE LEFT AS THE PLACE OF HONOR IN ROMAN AND CHRISTIAN ART (page 42)
  • ANCIENT ORIENTATION UNVEILED IV: THE CULT OF THE NORTH (page 66)
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