Ancient Greek Religion

Throughout the book, vivid descriptions of actual sanctuaries and practices, the inclusion of ancient texts in translation, and the use of abundant illustrations re-create the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece.

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Author: Jon D. Mikalson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358193

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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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

Theologies of Ancient Greek Religion

This book does away once and for all with the assumption that only religions of the book think systematically about god(s).

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Author: Esther Eidinow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107153479

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 467

This book does away once and for all with the assumption that only religions of the book think systematically about god(s).

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion

This handbook offers both students and teachers of ancient Greek religion a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship in the subject, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods.

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Author: Esther Eidinow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199642038

Category: Greece

Page: 736

View: 454

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship in ancient Greek religion, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. The handbook lays out the key dimensions of ancient Greek religion, approaches to evidence, and the representations of myths. The chapters reveal to readers the questions about, and the continuities and differences between, religious structures across time and place; including cultural interactions with Egypt, the Near East, theBlack Sea, and Bactria and India.

Religions of the Ancient Greeks

This 1999 book describes the religious life of the Greeks from the archaic to the Roman periods.

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Author: Simon R. F. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521388678

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 328

This 1999 book describes the religious life of the Greeks from the archaic to the Roman periods.

Ancient Greek Religion

Throughout the book, vivid descriptions of actual sanctuaries and practices, the inclusion of ancient texts in translation, and the use of abundant illustrations re-create the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece.

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Author: Jon D. Mikalson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631232230

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 489

Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs and practices and the major deities of Greek religion. Accessible introduction to Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period. Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult. Includes vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced. Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion. Abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece.

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

This book provides the first systematic study of the role of animals in different areas of the ancient Greek religious experience, including in myth and ritual, the literary and the material evidence, the real and the imaginary.

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Author: Julia Kindt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429754593

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book provides the first systematic study of the role of animals in different areas of the ancient Greek religious experience, including in myth and ritual, the literary and the material evidence, the real and the imaginary. An international team of renowned contributors shows that animals had a sustained presence not only in the traditionally well-researched cultural practice of blood sacrifice but across the full spectrum of ancient Greek religious beliefs and practices. Animals played a role in divination, epiphany, ritual healing, the setting up of dedications, the writing of binding spells, and the instigation of other ‘magical’ means. Taken together, the individual contributions to this book illustrate that ancient Greek religion constituted a triangular symbolic system encompassing not just gods and humans, but also animals as a third player and point of reference. Animals in Ancient Greek Religion will be of interest to students and scholars of Greek religion, Greek myth, and ancient religion more broadly, as well as for anyone interested in human/animal relations in the ancient world.

Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion

Clear and comprehensive, this volume challenges many stereotypes of Greek women and offers unexpected insights into their experience of religion.

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Author: Matthew Dillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134365081

Category: History

Page: 448

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It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous other rites and cults, and that their role in Greek religion was actually more important than that of men. Women invoked the gods' help in becoming pregnant, venerated the god of wine, worshipped new and exotic deities, used magic for both erotic and pain-relieving purposes, and far more besides. Clear and comprehensive, this volume challenges many stereotypes of Greek women and offers unexpected insights into their experience of religion. With more than fifty illustrations, and translated extracts from contemporary texts, this is an essential resource for the study of women and religion in classical Greece.

The Origins of Greek Religion

Dietrich, with Nilsson very much in mind, starts from the premises that beliefs and their associated rites are inherently conservative; that, even where populations change, they tend to do so gradually, creating fusions rather than ...

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Author: Bernard C. Dietrich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110840872

Category: History

Page: 362

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Nilsson's seminal work on Minoan-Myceanaean religion had its second edition in 1950 prior to the decipherment of Linear B; yet he found much in the archaeological record of the Bronze Age which he associated with later Greek religion. In that respect his insights were vindicated by the reading of those tablets which bore the names of classical Greek divinities, though at tme time new conclusions were needed about Indo-European arrival in Greek lands. Dietrich, with Nilsson very much in mind, starts from the premises that beliefs and their associated rites are inherently conservative; that, even where populations change, they tend to do so gradually, creating fusions rather than wholesale disruptions in ritual practice. An understanding of classical Greek religion thus, necessarily, depends on appreciation of its forerunners in the Bronze Age; and they, in turn, on evidence from the better documented religions of the Middle East. Dietrich's four main chapters deal first with those eastern links; then with the old traditions of Minoan Crete; next with the interplay of pre-Greek Minoan and Greek Mycenaean cultures; and finally he attempts to bridge the commonly assumed divide between bronze age and archaic Greece. Appendixes deal with Minoan peak-sanctuaries, with Apollo at Delphi, and (sympathetically) with Nilsson's pervasive view that Greek mythology was first formulated in the Mycenaean age. In these areas a great deal more work has been done since 1974. Dietrich's thoroughly researched work was at once trend-setting and provocative. It is here made available for the first time in paperback; for it still contains much of importance for the student of Greek religion.

Greek Religion and Culture the Bible and the Ancient Near East

This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like a ~magica (TM) and 'paradise', but also of the ...

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Author: Jan N. Bremmer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004164734

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like a ~magica (TM) and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.

Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion

This volume presents a case for how and why people in archaic and classical Greece worshipped Underworld gods.

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Author: Ellie Mackin Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351273701

Category: History

Page: 184

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This volume presents a case for how and why people in archaic and classical Greece worshipped Underworld gods. These gods are often portrayed as malevolent and transgressive, giving an impression that ancient worshippers derived little or no benefit from developing ongoing relationships with them. In this book, the first book-length study that focuses on Underworld gods as an integral part of the religious landscape of the period, Mackin Roberts challenges this view and shows that Underworld gods are, in many cases, approached and ‘befriended’ in the same way as any other kind of god. Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion provides a fascinating insight into the worship of these deities, and will be of interest to anyone working on ancient Greek religion and cult.

Ancient Greek Religion Religion in the Roman Empire

A two-book set on religion in ancient Greece and Rome This book set features two titles: Religion in the Roman Empire and the second edition of Ancient Greek Religion.

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Author: Jon D. Mikalson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1444314289

Category: Religion

Page: 520

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On Greek Religion

Amid a vast archipelago of scattered islets of information, only a few are of a size to be habitable."—from the Preface In On Greek Religion, Robert Parker offers a provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek ...

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Author: Robert Parker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462010

Category: History

Page: 328

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"There is something of a paradox about our access to ancient Greek religion. We know too much, and too little. The materials that bear on it far outreach an individual's capacity to assimilate: so many casual allusions in so many literary texts over more than a millennium, so many direct or indirect references in so many inscriptions from so many places in the Greek world, such an overwhelming abundance of physical remains. But genuinely revealing evidence does not often cluster coherently enough to create a vivid sense of the religious realities of a particular time and place. Amid a vast archipelago of scattered islets of information, only a few are of a size to be habitable."—from the Preface In On Greek Religion, Robert Parker offers a provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion, focusing especially on the interpretive challenge of studying a religious system that in many ways remains desperately alien from the vantage point of the twenty-first century. One of the world's leading authorities on ancient Greek religion, Parker raises fundamental methodological questions about the study of this vast subject. Given the abundance of evidence we now have about the nature and practice of religion among the ancient Greeks—including literary, historical, and archaeological sources—how can we best exploit that evidence and agree on the central underlying issues? Is it possible to develop a larger, "unified" theoretical framework that allows for coherent discussions among archaeologists, anthropologists, literary scholars, and historians? In seven thematic chapters, Parker focuses on key themes in Greek religion: the epistemological basis of Greek religion; the relation of ritual to belief; theories of sacrifice; the nature of gods and heroes; the meaning of rituals, festivals, and feasts; and the absence of religious authority. Ranging across the archaic, classical, and Hellenistic periods, he draws on multiple disciplines both within and outside classical studies. He also remains sensitive to varieties of Greek religious experience. Also included are five appendixes in which Parker applies his innovative methodological approach to particular cases, such as the acceptance of new gods and the consultation of oracles. On Greek Religion will stir debate for its bold questioning of disciplinary norms and for offering scholars and students new points of departure for future research.

Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion

The text is highly accessible, and all quotations from ancient and modern Greek are translated into English. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology and the classical world.

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Author: John Cuthbert Lawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107677036

Category: History

Page: 634

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Originally published in 1910, this book analyses the customs and superstitions of modern Greece as a means of gaining a greater understanding of ancient Greek belief structures. Analogies and coincidences between ancient and modern Greece had been pointed out prior to the publication of this edition, but no large attempt had been made to trace the continuity of the life and thought of the Greek people, and to exhibit modern Greek folklore as an essential factor in the interpretation of ancient Greek religion. The text is highly accessible, and all quotations from ancient and modern Greek are translated into English. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology and the classical world.

Religion and Colonization in Ancient Greece

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.-- University of Pennsylvania)

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Author: Irad Malkin

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9004071199

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.-- University of Pennsylvania)

Greek Religion

A survey of the religious beliefs of ancient Greece covers sacrifices, libations, purification, gods, heroes, the priesthood, oracles, festivals, and the afterlife

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Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674362810

Category: Religion

Page: 493

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A survey of the religious beliefs of ancient Greece covers sacrifices, libations, purification, gods, heroes, the priesthood, oracles, festivals, and the afterlife

Greek Religion

This book examines not only what the Greeks believed but also how they believed it. It addresses a number of ideas central to the modern understanding of Greek religion.

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Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 0715629883

Category: History

Page: 144

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Provides an introduction to Ancient Greek religion, looking at their beliefs: in divine retribution, for example, divination, the afterlife and predestination. This book examines not only what the Greeks believed but also how they believed it. It addresses a number of ideas central to the modern understanding of Greek religion.

Ancient Greek Religion

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.

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Author: Emily Kearns

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405149272

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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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

Ancient Greek Religion

A detailed introduction to ancient Greek religion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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Author: H. J. Rose

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 9781443736145

Category: History

Page: 168

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A detailed introduction to ancient Greek religion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: The Plain Man's Gods The Origins of Gods The Guardians of the City The Gods on Trial The Gods of the Wise Survivals Keywords: Ancient Greek Religion Ancient Religion 1900s Guardians Origins Artwork