This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, and no previous study has explored so many aspects of the practice. Naiden investigates the varied gestures made by the supplicants, the types of requests they make, the arguments used in defense of their requests, and the role of the supplicandus, who evaluates and decides whether to fulfill the requests. Varied and abundant ...

Ancient Supplication 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195385984

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Ancient Supplication 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195183412

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