The vocabulary of ἀπάρχεσθαι, ἀπαρχή and related terms in Archaic and Classical Greece

  title={The vocabulary of ἀ$\pi$ά$\rho$$\chi$$\epsilon$$\sigma$$\theta$$\alpha$$\iota$, ἀ$\pi$$\alpha$$\rho$$\chi$ή and related terms in Archaic and Classical Greece},
  author={Theodora Suk Fong Jim},
  • T. Jim
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
While the vocabulary of sacrifice has been the subject of detailed studies, the terms of votive offerings in ancient Greece still lack a semantic survey of their own. I am here interested in a particular type of offering, the so-called ‘first-fruit’ offerings, in Archaic and Classical Greece. It was a common practice in different parts of the Greek world for individuals and cities to bring an offering termed ἀπαρχή to the gods using a portion of the proceeds from a variety of human activities… 
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