The paper aims to reconstruct the main stages, from evolutionism to phenomenology, which marked the emergence, in the twentieth-century historiography, of the historical-religious category of “sacred cave”, moving on the two levels of the ancient representations and of the modern interpretations. Through the examination of case studies drawn from the Greek and Roman worlds, we try to verify the extent to which the definitions of the modern scholars coincide with the “emic” perspective in order to sketch a picture of the ritual function of the cave that can be the most close to the systems of representation and the conceptual taxonomies of the ancient cultures.

La categoria di “grotta sacra” tra testi classici e storiografia moderna

PISANO CARMINE
2017

Abstract

The paper aims to reconstruct the main stages, from evolutionism to phenomenology, which marked the emergence, in the twentieth-century historiography, of the historical-religious category of “sacred cave”, moving on the two levels of the ancient representations and of the modern interpretations. Through the examination of case studies drawn from the Greek and Roman worlds, we try to verify the extent to which the definitions of the modern scholars coincide with the “emic” perspective in order to sketch a picture of the ritual function of the cave that can be the most close to the systems of representation and the conceptual taxonomies of the ancient cultures.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Grotta sacra.pdf

solo utenti autorizzati

Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Licenza: Accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 680.47 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
680.47 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11588/729656
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact