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date: 23 September 2019

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This chapter examines the religious contexts of ancient Greece, with particular emphasis on the articulation and original functions of altars and temples. It begins with a discussion of ritual and ritualization within the context of ancient Greek architecture and imagery. It then considers the use of vase paintings and votive relief sculptures in sacrificial rituals and processions. The chapter concludes by analyzing the connection between architectural decoration and ritual in the ancient Greek world.

Keywords: altars, ancient Greece, architectural decoration, architecture, imagery, processions, ritualization, rituals, temples, vase paintings

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