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Votive Body Parts in Greek and Roman Religion


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1. Introduction: fragments of history; 2. Fragmentation as metaphor: anatomical votives in Classical Greece, fifth-fourth centuries BC; 3. Under the skin: anatomical votives in Republican Italy, fourth-first centuries BC; 4. The anxiety of influence: anatomical votives in Roman Gaul, first century BC-first century AD; 5. Punishing bodies: the Lydian and Phrygian 'propitiatory' stelai, second-third centuries AD; Afterword: revisiting fragmentation.

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This book analyses hundreds of votive body parts to examine how ideas about the human body changed throughout classical antiquity.

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Jessica Hughes is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University, Milton Keynes. She has an MA and PhD in Art History and most of her subsequent research has focused on Greco-Roman art and its reception in later periods.

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