n Akroterion - Begrafnisgebruike, die hiernamaals en doodsbesoedeling in antieke Griekeland

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Extracted from text ... Akroterion 47 (2002) 17-26 BEGRAFNISGEBRUIKE, DIE HIERNAMAALS EN DOODSBESOEDELING IN ANTIEKE GRIEKELAND L Cilliers & F P Retief (Universiteit van die Vrystaat) Funerary practices, the hereafter and pollution in ancient Greece Funerary practices in ancient Greece were influenced by contemporary views on the hereafter and concepts of pollution, but also by an endeavour to limit costs and to prevent the burial procedure from causing inconvenience to the community or creating the opportunity of exploitation for ulterior political motives. Plato (Hippias Maior 291 d and e) said that it was the ideal of any Greek was to be rich, healthy and ..

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