1st Edition

Wine & Wine Offering In The Religion Of Ancient Egypt

By Mu-chou Poo Copyright 1995
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1995. Striking a niche among an intensely studied literary civilization, this title assesses the meaning of wine and wine offering in the context of Egyptian religion by presenting observations about the implication of this study for the study of Egyptian religion in general. Ancient Egypt has yielded the outlines of its religious, political, economic, and social institutions. Yet, we know relatively little of the actual process through which an object of daily life, such as wine, was integrated into the religious system. Scholars have studied various ritual offerings in Egyptian religion and clarified the religious significance of the offering objects. This title aims to fill a gap in knowledge in a similar fashion.

    Introduction; Chapter I Wine in Egyptian Society; Chapter II Representations of Wine Offering on Royal Monuments; Chapter III Wine Offering Liturgies in Funerary and Divine Cults; Chapter Iv Wine Offering Liturgies in the Ptolemaic Temples; Chapter V The Replies of the Deities in Wine Offering Scenes; chapter VI The Significance of Wine and Wine Offering in Egyptian Religion; Conclusion;


    Mu-Chou Poo