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Ancient Greek Religion: A Sourcebook

Ancient Greek Religion: A Sourcebook

Emily Kearns (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-14928-0

Oct 2009

379 pages

Out of stock

$56.95

Description

Ancient Greek Religion: Historical Sources in Translation 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.
  • 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
Introduction.

Abbreviations.

List of illustrations/acknowledgements.

1. Gods and Religion.

2. Mythology.

3. Closeness and Distance.

4. Ritual Contexts.

5. Sanctuaries I.

6. Sanctuaries II.

Suggestions for further reading.