9780521388672

Religions of the Ancient Greeks

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521388672

  • ISBN10:

    0521388678

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/1999
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This is a book about the religious life of the Greeks from the eighth century BC to the fifth century AD, looked at in the context of a variety of different cities and periods. Simon Price does not describe some abstract and self-contained system of religion or myths but examines local practices and ideas in the light of general Greek ideas, relating them for example, to gender roles and to cultural and political life (including Attic tragedy and the trial of Socrates). He also lays emphasis on the reactions to Greek religions of ancient thinkers - Greek, Roman, Jewish and Christian. The evidence drawn on is of all kinds: literary texts, which are translated throughout; inscriptions, including an appendix of newly translated Greek inscriptions; and archaeology, which is highlighted in the numerous illustrations.

Author Biography

Simon Price is Fellow and Tutor at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Table of Contents

List of figures
vi
Preface ix
List of abbreviations
xi
Introduction
1(10)
Gods, myths and festivals
11(36)
Religious places
47(20)
Authority, control and crisis
67(22)
Girls and boys, women and men
89(19)
Elective cults
108(18)
Greek thinkers
126(17)
Reactions to Greek religions
143(29)
Appendix of Greek inscriptions in translation 172(11)
Bibliographical essay 183(3)
Bibliography 186(24)
Index 210

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