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By Carla M. Antonaccio

during this clean attention of the origins of the traditional Greeks' rules and practices bearing on their very own earlier, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult continued, in the course of the Iron Age, lengthy sooner than epic poetry's heroic narratives have been greatly disseminated. even though it was once no longer till the dissolution of Iron Age societies that epic poetry and arranged hero cult constructed to assist claims to legitimacy, practices comparable to vacationing tombs to make choices have been universal, and contradict the standard photograph of Iron Age non secular conservatism.

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