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Le prêtre danseur de Gubbio. Étude ombrienne (IIIè-IIè s. av. J.-C.)

Abstract : On several occasions, during the rites prescribed by the bronze Tables of Gubbio, the priest beats the ground with his step, following a ternary rhythm and performing a turning movement, which some have called a dance , comparatively to the choreographic gures of the Salians and the Arvals. Contrary to these Roman examples, the Umbrians hammering has no aesthetic aim : its main ritual function, as the libation to which it is systematically joined, consists in facilitating (and rendering peaceful) communication with ambivalent and disturbing gods with underground ramifications.
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Jean-Claude Lacam. Le prêtre danseur de Gubbio. Étude ombrienne (IIIè-IIè s. av. J.-C.). Revue de l'histoire des religions, Armand Colin, 2011. ⟨hal-03519614⟩



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