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Ritual refers to an elaborate sequence of individual rites which, following an established ritual syntax, are logically connected within a certain functional context. Rituals are not limited to religious contexts but exist in other cultural contexts, political as well as social. The significance of rituals for those who participate in them can…

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Bendlin, Andreas (Erfurt), von Lieven, Alexandra (Berlin), Böck, Barbara (Madrid), Haas, Volkert (Berlin), Podella, Thomas (Lübeck), Jerchower, Seth (Philadelphia) and Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg), “Ritual”, 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 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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