On pg. 172 of "Pan's Travail", Hughes states,
"The rules protecting land reserved for the gods [in ancient Greece] were strict and numerous, and followed a consistent pattern although specific laws varied from place to place and in different periods. The underlying principle was that the groves were property of the gods and ought not be damaged in any way. First was a definition of the boundary of the sacred area and a prohibition against trespass. To step over the line, however it was marked, was to pass from ordinary ground to holy ground, and was allowed only for those who were prepared and would not pollute it."
Read the post below. How does the idea of a sacred precinct relate to Roxanne Quimby's nature ethic? Is the idea of a "wildlife sanctuary" unimpeded by human impact a new concept, or unique to America? Why is it that 'nature' remains a "contested moral terrain"?