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forelegs in greek cult *

  title={forelegs in greek cult *},
  author={Ann-Louise Schallin},
In Greek animal sacrifice, the victim’s body was divided between the divine and the human participants. The back leg was of particular importance, as the thighbones were cut out and burnt on the altar, and the meat used as honorary gifts for both gods and men. The forelegs of the victims have received less attention, however. This paper discusses the ritual uses of forelegs in Greek cult by reviewing the epigraphical, osteological and iconographical evidence, as well as orienting this part of… 
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