TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OMOPHAGY»
The term «omophagy» is normally little used and occupies the 148.973
position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OMOPHAGY»
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Firmicus Maternus: the Error of the Pagan Religions
Firmicus' phrase vivum laniant dentibus taurum is a mildly overstated reference to
omophagy, corroborated by the "raw feasts" of Euripides' Cretans (frag. 472
Nauck). Earlier doubts as to whether the Dionysiac mysteries included omophagy
Julius Firmicus Maternus, Clarence Allen Forbes, 1970
In fact, throughout the poem, Odysseus consistently seeks to maintain his heroic
identity, although he is repeatedly presented with situations. 46 It is instructive to
note that three Iliadic characters, Zeus, Akhilleus, and Hekabe, use omophagy to
Lillian Eileen Doherty, 2009
Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits
First, she fails to follow Rapp in distinguishing between the maenadism of
literature, whose most important manifestation is in Euripides' tragedy the
Bacchae, and the innocuous maenadism of cult.57 In speaking of omophagy, the
way in ...
Edward Shils, Carmen Blacker, 1996
The Gardens of Adonis: Spices in Greek Mythology
Cannibalism is added to 'omophagy'. The frontier between men and beasts is
abolished. In the myths in which they appear there is nothing left to distinguish
Dionysus' frenzied maenades from the wild animals that they hunt down even in
Omophagy is conceived of as proper to beasts but not to humans, who eat the
cooked meat of sacrifice commensally. Since commensality defines the political
order, a formalized relationship with one who commits omophagy is impossible.
Greek Religion: Archaic and Classical
The mystai of Samothrace emphatically call themselves the pious and the just,
whereas at the initiation a crime comes to the foreground.' Vegetarianism follows
on omophagy among the Idaean mystai of Euripides.3 And again the Baechae of
Herodotus: Volume 2: Herodotus and the World
3“ Hdt. 4.177. 39 Hdt. 4.178. 4° Hdt. 3.99.1. 41 Hdt. 3.99.1 42 Detienne (1977)
141. 43 Hdt. 3.99.1-2 4“ Hdt. 3.100. Omophagy and anthropophagy, like
vegetarianism, equally remove their adepts from 218 Michele Rosellini and
Rosaria Vignolo Munson, 2013
The God who Comes: Dionysian Mysteries Revisited
... pig an alien and unpleasant creature to nomads.55 Eating raw meat (
omophagy) was another Dionysian sacramental act, perhaps symbolic of the
power of “raw” nature over civilization and the power of Deity over that of self-
proclaimed holy ...
Rosemarie Taylor-Perry, 2003
Early Greek Mythography: Volume 2: Commentary
Κουρτων βκχος κλθην σιωθες; here the language (and more than the language:
omophagy) of Dionysiac ritual has been applied to the orgia of the Kouretes on
Ida, and Rhea who brought the infant Zeus is called the Mountain Mother, ...
TONGUES: CONFUSED BY ECSTASY: A CAREFUL STUDY OF THE ...
This ritual (omophagy) became a central rite of Dionysus (Nilsson 1964, 95;
Burkert 1985, 291). One of the earliest accounts of omophagy is of female
worshippers of Dionysus roaming the Parnassus to hunt wild animals and eat
their raw flesh ...