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14. five, and cf. eight. forty four. four; 'n addition see the unusual family tree of Penelope-Pan in Pind. fr. a hundred. 21For the m yth of Thelpusa see Paus. eight. 2 five. four -5; there's a corresponding fable of Poseidon (Schol. A II. 23. 346) and cult of Apollo (Strabo nine p. four eleven; Hy. Ap. 244-76, 375-87) at Boeotian Tilphusion; see additionally Burkert (1979) 12 five - 12 nine . For Poseidon because the client god of the Delphic oracle, who exchanged Delphi for Kalaureia, Eumolpia, see Paus. 10. five. 6, 2. 33. 2; Callim. fr. 593. For an altar of Poseidon at Delphi see Paus. 10. 24. four 134 III. DISSOLUTION AND NEW YEAR'S pageant now we have traced the two-sided nature of sacrifice— the come across with loss of life and the w sick to reside— in a gaggle of rituals characterised at the one hand through the act of cooking a ram in a kettle, and at the different via the oppositions am ong the members and the play betw een ex clusion and m em bership. an identical dramatic constitution happens w chicken the 2 elements stick to sequentially; simply the terrifying critical act an sw ered through an verify ation of order m ust be consistent. in a single team of rituals centering at the sacrifice of a bull, w om en and ladies assum e a different function in w hich they m ove from stunning to gloom y features. right here, the 3 elements of the sacrificial motion— guidance, "act," restitution — are increased into 3 comparable fairs that may be characterised as: (x) a sym bolic sacrifice of a woman; (2) an "unspeakable sacrifice"; and (3 ) a sacrifice of renew al. The rhythm of anticipatory renunciation, by means of the savage "act" and, ultimately, gratifying gratification, re flects the age-old scenario of the hunter. within the city-culture, notwithstanding, 14 is sym bolically remodel ed right into a N ew Year's pageant stick with ing a interval of dissolution, that's, a breakdow n of the norm al order. a similar constitution looks in Dionysiac orgies, alm ost as an atavistic re gression. A n d , additional on, w e stumble upon the customized s of fisherm en w ho, even supposing located som ew the following betw een searching and town cul tures, tailored them selves to the sam e culture. via altering financial and social stipulations, the fundam ental constitution of formality continues to be. one hundred thirty five D I S S O L U T I O N A N D N E W YEAR'S competition i. From Ox-Slaying to the Panathenaic competition D IPO LIEIA The polis of A th en s performs a different function in G reek literature. This urban, w ith its love of w riting, has left us by means of a ways the best num ber of inscriptions. For a tim e, it attracted the simplest artists, and it dom inated the creation of painted pottery for hundreds of years. therefore, n ow listed here are cults so w ell docum ented. however the complicated number of non secular phe nom ena m akes us the entire extra aware of the boundaries of our kn ow l side. humans mentioned a ways lower than they skilled— both simply because they idea it self-evident, or as a result of a definite appre hension. M oreover, these books that dealt in particular w ith Attic cult su rvive in basic terms in a number of fragm ents. O ur photo of fairs in A th en s is richer and m ore assorted than that of fairs elsew right here, yet for that very cause it truly is m ore pressured, and it really is nonetheless simply fragmentary.