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Sanctified Violence in Homeric Society: Oath-Making Rituals in the Iliad Margo Kitts

Sanctified Violence in Homeric Society: Oath-Making Rituals in the Iliad

Margo Kitts

Published November 7th 2005
ISBN : 9780521855297
Hardcover
258 pages
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In Sanctified Violence in Homeric Society, Margo Kitts focuses on oath-making narratives found in the Iliad through which she articulates a theory of ritualized violence. She analyzes ritual paradigms, metaphors, fictions, and poetic registers asMoreIn Sanctified Violence in Homeric Society, Margo Kitts focuses on oath-making narratives found in the Iliad through which she articulates a theory of ritualized violence. She analyzes ritual paradigms, metaphors, fictions, and poetic registers as oath-making principles, which she then traces through Homeric references and texts from the ancient New East. Discussing ritual features that are common to acts of religious violence throughout the world, Kitts makes use of the theory of ritual performance as communication.