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Ancient Greek Religion / Edition 2
     

Ancient Greek Religion / Edition 2

by Jon D. Mikalson, Mikalson
 

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ISBN-10: 140518177X

ISBN-13: 9781405181778

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405181778
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Religions Series , #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
460,257
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of color plates.

List of figures.

List of maps.

Preface.

Abbreviations.

1. An Overview: Greek Sanctuaries and Worship.

2. Greek Gods, Heroes, and Polytheism.

3. Seven Greek Cult Myths.

4. Five Major Greek Cults.

5. Religion in the Greek Family and Village.

6. Religion of the Greek City-State.

7. Greek Religion and the Individual.

8. Greek Religion in the Hellenistic Period.

9. Greek Religion and Greek Culture.

10. Glossary of recurring Greek terms.

Index.

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