The Gift in Antiquity

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Michael Satlow
John Wiley & Sons, 12.02.2013 - 272 Seiten
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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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Inhalt

1 Introduction
1
2 Ceremonial GiftGiving The Lessons of Anthropology from Mauss and Beyond
12
3 Alms Blessings Offerings The Repertoire of Christian Gifts in Early Byzantium
25
4 GiftGiving and Power Relationships in Greek Social Praxis and Public Discourse
45
5 Fictive Giftship and Fictive Friendship in GrecoRoman Society
61
6 Ovid Negotiates with His Mistress Roman Reciprocity from Public to Private
77
7 Cant Buy Me Love The Economy of Gifts in Amorous Relations
96
8 Without Patronage Fetishization Representation and the Circulation of GiftTexts in the Late Roman Republic
107
10 Graffiti as Gift Mortuary and Devotional Graffiti in the Late Ancient Levant
137
11 Marriage Gifts in Ancient Greece
158
12 Charity Wounds Gifts to the Poor in Early Rabbinic Judaism
173
13 Barter Deal or FriendMaking Gift? A Reconsideration of the Conditional Vow in the Hebrew Bible
189
14 Neither Mauss nor Veyne Peter Browns Interpretative Path to the Gift
202
15 Gifts for God Gifts for Rabbis From Sacrifice to Donation in Rabbinic Tales of Late Antiquity and Their Dialogue with Early Christian Texts
221
Index of Subjects and Names
245
Index of Ancient Sources
253

9 Roses and Violets for the Ancestors Gifts to the Dead and Ancient Roman Forms of Social Exchange
122

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Über den Autor (2013)

Michael L. Satlow is Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University.  He is the author of Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice (2006); Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (2001); Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality (1995) and numerous essays on Jews and Judaism in antiquity.

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