Adrano, Efesto e i Palici. Culti, interazioni etniche e middle ground nella Sicilia antica

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Whether foreigners or natives (εἴτε εἶεν ξένοι εἴτε ἐπιχώριοι), those who approached the sanctuaries of the Palyxes, Adranos and Hephaestus assumed a receptive and trusting attitude, the effect of a "macro-rhetorical" strategy that offered forms of transaction and mediation in a widespread framework of conflict between individuals and between groups. In this volume, the use of the interpretative model of the middle ground and the concept of cultural "porosity" shows that both indigenous and Greek communities redefined themselves in different ways in different spatial-temporal contexts and adapted their identity structure to the most varied circumstances: from the point of view of a "cultural ecology", the space in which indigenous and Greek-Sicelian realities operated was inevitably shared.
Original languageItalian
PublisherS. Sciascia Editore
Number of pages125
ISBN (Print)978-88-8241-454-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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