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The Archaeology of AncestorsDeath, Memory, and Veneration$
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Erica Hill and Jon B. Hageman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062518

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062518.001.0001

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Achieving Ancestorhood in Ancient Greece

Achieving Ancestorhood in Ancient Greece

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(p.102) 4 Achieving Ancestorhood in Ancient Greece
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The Archaeology of Ancestors
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Carla Antonaccio

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0004

This chapter deals with the concept of ancestorhood among the ancient Greeks. In addition to a “shadowy collectivity” of dead just beyond the limits of human memory, Greeks of the fifth and sixth centuries BC venerated mythic heroes. In some cases, the living visited and reentered ancient Bronze Age tombs in order to establish links with the past. Heroes and mythic ancestors were “the ultimate referents for communal and regional identity.”

Keywords:   ancestors, Greece, Heroes, myth, tombs, Bronze Age

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