Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece

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Numerous ancient texts describe human sacrifices and other forms of ritual killing: in 480 BC Themistocles sacrifices three Persian captives to Dionysus; human scapegoats called pharmakoi are expelled yearly from Greek cities, and according to some authors they are killed; Locrin girls are hunted down and slain by the Trojans; on Mt Lykaion children are sacrificed and consumed by the worshippers; and many other texts report human sacrifices performed regularly in the cult of the gods or during emergencies such as war and ...

Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece 1991, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415034838

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Human Sacrifice in Ancient Greece 1991, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415755276

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