Ancient Greek Religion: A Sourcebook
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
- Presents a wide range of documents relating to the religious world of the ancient Greeks, from the earliest surviving literature to around the end of the fourth century BCE
- Provides extensive background information for readers with no previous knowledge of classical studies
- Brings together new and rare passages for comparison – with occasional new interpretations – to appeal to professionals
- Offers a variety of less frequently examined material and looks at familiar texts in new ways
- Includes the use of extensive cross-referencing to indicate the interconnectedness of different aspects of religious practice and thought
- Includes the most comprehensive commentary and updated passages available in a single volume
List of illustrations/acknowledgements.
1. Gods and Religion.
3. Closeness and Distance.
4. Ritual Contexts.
5. Sanctuaries I.
6. Sanctuaries II.
Suggestions for further reading.
Jon D. Mikalson, University of Virginia
“This is much more than the long-overdue, up-to-date
sourcebook on Greek religion; researchers too will find the
innovative choice of texts, documents and images and the thoughtful
commentary extremely rewarding.”
Barbara Kowalzig, Royal Holloway, University of London