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Hittite Texts and Greek ReligionContact, Interaction, and Comparison$
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Ian Rutherford

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780199593279

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199593279.001.0001

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Festivals, Amphictiones, and the Calendar

Festivals, Amphictiones, and the Calendar

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(p.227) 11 Festivals, Amphictiones, and the Calendar
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Hittite Texts and Greek Religion
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Ian Rutherford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199593279.003.0011

This chapter examines the relation between the richly attested festival culture of Hittite Anatolia and Greece. The closest to Greek festivals are the local Hittite festivals described in cult inventories, where we get a sense of communal celebration. The big state festivals seem less close, though, paradoxically, these are the ones visiting foreign delegates from place like Greece might have witnessed. The Hittites texts also attest the operation of religious network, whch have been compared to Greek amphictonies. One of the striking differences is that unlike Greek festivals and those of some parts of the Ancient Near East, Hittite festivals do not seem to be celebrated on a fixed monthly calendar, but motivated by the seasons.

Keywords:   Festivals, calendar, amphictionies, netwoks, town

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