Heterogeneity and Rituals
The Means of Transmission of Knowledge and Contacts between Cultures
The international project Multima. Languages, objects, and the transmission of the rituals. An interdisciplinary analysis of some unresearched ritual practices in the Greco-Egyptian papyri (PGM) aims at exploring contacts between cultures, languages and rituals in Antiquity, starting from
a composite material whose heterogeneity is analysed as a basic element and a bearer of meaning. The study of manuals of ritual practices, summae and encyclopaedias ante litteram of knowledge and skills allows to develop new and interdisciplinary suggestions for the history of ideas and the beginnings of scientific thought.
keywords: Rituals. Transmission of knowledge. PGM. History of religions. Antiquity. Greece and Egypt.
Language: enSubmitted: Nov. 8, 2016 Accepted: Dec. 8, 2016 Published: July 12, 2017