Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity Seeing the Gods

Author(s): 
Elsner, Jas'
Author(s): 
Rutherford, Ian
ISBN: 
0199250790
Date published: 
May 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The essays in this volume examine the range of pilgrimage practices in Graeco-Roman antiquity and the early Church. From healing to oracles, from collective civic delegations to individual pilgrims seeking salvation, from localized sacred topographies to empire-wide travel, this book shows the importance of pilgrimage in pagan antiquity and its ancestry to later Christian practice.