The Resource The cattle of the sun : cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks, Jeremy McInerney, (electronic resource)

The cattle of the sun : cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks, Jeremy McInerney, (electronic resource)

Label
The cattle of the sun : cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks
Title
The cattle of the sun
Title remainder
cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy McInerney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Though Greece is traditionally seen as an agrarian society, cattle were essential to Greek communal life, through religious sacrifice and dietary consumption. Cattle were also pivotal in mythology: gods and heroes stole cattle, expected sacrifices of cattle, and punished those who failed to provide them. The Cattle of the Sun ranges over a wealth of sources, both textual and archaeological, to explore why these animals mattered to the Greeks, how they came to be a key element in Greek thought and behavior, and how the Greeks exploited the symbolic value of cattle as a way of structur
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McInerney, Jeremy
Dewey number
636.20938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
SF196.G8
LC item number
M38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cattle
  • Pastoral systems
  • Cattle
  • Animal sacrifice
  • Fasts and feasts
  • Cattle trade
  • National characteristics, Greek
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
The cattle of the sun : cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks, Jeremy McInerney, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes selections translated from the Ancient Greek
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cattle habits -- The paradoxes of pastoralism -- Cattle systems in Bronze Age Greece -- Epic consumption -- Heroes and gods -- Gods, cattle, and space -- Sacred economics -- Cities and cattle business -- Sacred law -- Authority and value -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834877
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2560000000011341
  • (EBL)537699
  • (OCoLC)642661754
  • (SSID)ssj0000413672
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11281557
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000413672
  • (PQKBWorkID)10384282
  • (PQKB)10312690
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC537699
  • (OCoLC)659563522
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse36840
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000011341
Label
The cattle of the sun : cows and culture in the world of the ancient Greeks, Jeremy McInerney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes selections translated from the Ancient Greek
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cattle habits -- The paradoxes of pastoralism -- Cattle systems in Bronze Age Greece -- Epic consumption -- Heroes and gods -- Gods, cattle, and space -- Sacred economics -- Cities and cattle business -- Sacred law -- Authority and value -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834877
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2560000000011341
  • (EBL)537699
  • (OCoLC)642661754
  • (SSID)ssj0000413672
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11281557
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000413672
  • (PQKBWorkID)10384282
  • (PQKB)10312690
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC537699
  • (OCoLC)659563522
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse36840
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000011341

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