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Michael L. Satlow is Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice (2006); Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (2001); Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality (1995) and numerous essays on Jews and Judaism in antiquity.
Table of Contents
Michael L. Satlow
1. Ceremonial Gift-Giving: The Lessons of Anthropology with Mauss and Beyond
2. Alms, Blessings, Offerings: The Repertoire of Christian Gifts in Early Byzantium
Daniel F. Caner
3. Gift-Giving and Power Relationships in Greek Social Praxis and Public Discourse
Marc Domingo Gygax
4. Fictive Giftship and Fictive Friendship in Greco-Roman Society
5. Ovid Negotiates with His Mistress: Roman Reciprocity from Public to Private
6. “Can’t Buy Me Love”: The Economy of Gifts in Amorous Relations
7. Without Patronage: Fetishization, Representation, and the Circulation of Gift Texts in the Late Roman Republic
8. Roses and Violets for the Ancestors: Gifts to the Dead and Ancient Roman Forms of Social Exchange
Nicola Denzey Lewis
9. Graffiti as Gift: Mortuary and Devotional Graffiti in the Late Ancient Levant
10. Marriage Gifts in Ancient Greece
11. Charity Wounds: Gifts to the Poor in Early Rabbinic Judaism
Gregg E. Gardner
12. Barter Deal or Friend-Making Gift? A Reconsideration of the Conditional Vow in the Hebrew Bible
Anne Katrine Gudme
13. Neither Mauss, nor Veyne? Peter Brown’s Interpretive Path to the Gift
14. Gifts for God, Gifts for Rabbis: From Sacrifice to Donation in Rabbinic Tales of Late Antiquity and Their Dialogue with Early Christian Texts