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Ancient Greek religion, Jon D. Mikalson

Label
Ancient Greek religion
Title
Ancient Greek religion
Statement of responsibility
Jon D. Mikalson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. While the focus is on Athens in the Classical Period, the book includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult from the archaic age to the Hellenistic world. The book clearly sets out the fascinating but alien concepts of Greek polytheism, building up a picture of Greek religion as it was actually practiced. It emphasizes the experience of worshippers, considering Greek religious practice from a variety of perspectives, from the slave and members of the family, to priests and public officials. It examines views of the gods and the afterlife, the relationship between cult and myth, the nature of piety and impiety, and the wider social and political context in which religion functioned. New to the revised edition are additional feature boxes and bibliography, a new discussion of the nature of Greek piety, and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture. Throughout the book, 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Mikalson, Jon D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greece
  • Religion
Label
Ancient Greek religion, Jon D. Mikalson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An overview : Greek sanctuaries and worship -- Greek gods, heroes, and polytheism -- Seven Greek cult myths -- Five major Greek cults -- Religion in the Greek family and village -- Religion of the Greek city-state -- Greek religion and the individual -- Greek religion in the Hellenistic period -- Greek religion and Greek culture
Control code
ocn305419312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 236 p.
Isbn
9781405181778
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Ancient Greek religion, Jon D. Mikalson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An overview : Greek sanctuaries and worship -- Greek gods, heroes, and polytheism -- Seven Greek cult myths -- Five major Greek cults -- Religion in the Greek family and village -- Religion of the Greek city-state -- Greek religion and the individual -- Greek religion in the Hellenistic period -- Greek religion and Greek culture
Control code
ocn305419312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 236 p.
Isbn
9781405181778
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

Library Locations

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      53.403069 -2.963723
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