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Ceremony
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I. Mesopotamia

In contrast with cultic  rituals, the secular ceremonies of Mesopotamia have up to now rarely been the subject of academic research. On the whole, it has to be assumed that individual and communal life in the societies of the Ancient Orient in general and that of the  ruler in particular were dominated by numerous rules, resulting in more or less standardized patterns of behaviour. The reconstruction of such non-cultic ceremonies…

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Cancik-Kirschbaum, Eva (Berlin), Quack, Joachim (Berlin), Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), Winterling, Aloys (Bielefeld) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Ceremony”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12216430>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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