The Gift in Antiquity



The Gift in Antiquity
The Gift in Antiquity presents a collection of 14 original essays that apply French sociologist Marcel Mauss’s notion of gift–giving to the study of antiquity. • Features a collection of original essays that cover such wide–ranging topics as vows in the Hebrew Bible; ancient Greek wedding gifts; Hellenistic civic practices; Latin literature; Roman and Jewish burial practices; and Jewish and Christian religious gifts • Organizes essays around theoretical concerns rather than chronologically • Generates unique insights into gift–giving and reciprocity in antiquity • Takes an explicitly cross–cultural approach to the study of ancient history
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