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The communicative aspect of burial mound symbolism. A commentary to Homer’s accounts

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dc.contributor.author Mierzwiński, Andrzej
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T11:29:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T11:29:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation A. Mierzwiński, 2013. The communicative aspect of burial mound symbolism. A commentary to Homer’s accounts. Analecta Archaeologica Ressoviensia 8, 237–272 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2084-4409
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/883
dc.description.abstract In archaeological discussions one may observe two fundamental and complementary aspects of burial mound symbolism – cosmological and sociological. In the first instance the process of building the mound represents a ritual reconstruction of the world’s structure. In the other instance it attests to the hierarchical ordering of the community. The complementarity with regard to the cosmological aspect means that the range and structure of the community transcends the borders of temporality. There is one other aspect, however, which could be labeled as the ‘communicative aspect’. It confirms the symbolic ‘inscribing’ of the dead into the cosmic and social order and their active role in sustaining the functioning and integrity of various spheres of existence. In consequence, the memory of the dead ancestors was guaranteed and the respect towards the deceased was not only an obligation dictated by the gods, but it also remained something for which the living constantly cared. This relative sense of human existence may be encountered in Homeric eschatology. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Institute of Archaeology Rzeszów University pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Fundacja Rzeszowskiego Ośrodka Archeologicznego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Uznanie autorstwa 3.0 Polska *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/pl/ *
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::Archaeology subjects::Archaeology pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject burial mound pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject the deceased pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject funerary ritual pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject communication pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject memory pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject Homeric eschatology pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title The communicative aspect of burial mound symbolism. A commentary to Homer’s accounts pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title.alternative Komunikacyjny aspekt symboliki kurhanu. Komentarz do przekazów Homera pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8


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