“Approaching Rituals in Ancient Cultures” edited by Claus Ambos and Lorenzo Verderame


The Biblical Review

copertinaApproaching Rituals in Ancient Cultures: Proceedings of the Conference, November 28-30, Roma. Eds. Claus Ambos and Lorenzo Verderame. Supplementi N° 2 Alla Rivista Degli Studi Orientali. Roma: Fabrizio Serra Editore, pp. 328, 320 € (Online).

*I’d like to express my gratitude to Fabrizio Serra Editore for providing a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

This volume, the proceedings of the conference “Questioni di rito: Rituali come fonte di conoscenza delle religioni e delle concezioni del mondo nelle culture antiche”, draws from a wide variety geographical regions and time periods in order to demonstrate the many ways to approach ritual. While the papers touch upon a range of topics, many of which include questions and critiques of well-known methodologies for ritual, the primary aim to engage with ritual across the ancient Mediterranean area. Following, I will provide summaries and thoughts on the exquisite articles engaging with ritual…

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