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    Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient World

    Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient World

    Despite the protests of animal rights activists, animal sacrifice is still prevalent in many parts of the world.   This involves the ritual killing of an animal to appease the Gods. Such forms of sacrifice are practised in many religions around the world and have appeared historically in almost all cultures.   Dr. Suzanne O’Neill from the Department of Classics with Trinity College Dublin discussed this practice and how  someone living in Roman time have been surprised at the modern outrage against blood sacrifice.  Blood sacrifice was at the heart of Greek and Roman religion. For the most part, without butchery there could ...


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