Contesting the Past: Hero Cult, Tomb Cult, and Epic in Early Greece

@article{Antonaccio1994ContestingTP,
  title={Contesting the Past: Hero Cult, Tomb Cult, and Epic in Early Greece},
  author={Carla M. Antonaccio},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1994},
  volume={98},
  pages={389 - 410}
}
  • C. Antonaccio
  • Published 1 July 1994
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
Greek hero cult has been extensively discussed by both archaeologists and philologists. This paper considers two current hypotheses: one links the development of hero cult in the eighth century B. C. with the circulation of Homeric poetry; the other views hero cult as a transformation of ancestral veneration in the context of the emergent polis. A review of the archaeological evidence for the Iron Age and Early Archaic period suggests that the earliest hero cult in the archaeological record… 

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