9781405181778

Ancient Greek Religion

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405181778

  • ISBN10:

    140518177X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/20/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion, and abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece Revised edition includes additional boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page color plate section, a new discussion of the nature of Greek "piety," and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture

Author Biography

Jon D. Mikalson is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. In 1968-1969 he was a Fellow and in 1994-1995 a Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. His books include Athenian Popular Religion (1983), Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy (1991), Religion in Hellenistic Athens (1998), and Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars (2002).

Table of Contents

List of color platesp. vii
List of figuresp. ix
List of mapsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Abbreviationsp. xix
An Overview: Greek Sanctuaries and Worshipp. 1
Greek Gods, Heroes, and Polytheismp. 31
Seven Greek Cult Mythsp. 53
Five Major Greek Cultsp. 67
Religion in the Greek Family and Villagep. 123
Religion of the Greek City-Statep. 149
Greek Religion and the Individualp. 169
Greek Religion in the Hellenistic Periodp. 185
Greek Religion and Greek Culturep. 205
Glossary of recurring Greek termsp. 227
Indexp. 231
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