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Greek Religion: Archaic and Classical / Edition 1

Greek Religion: Archaic and Classical / Edition 1

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by Walter Burkert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631156240

ISBN-13: 9780631156246

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This is the first major synthesis of Greek religion to appear for a generation. A clearly structured and readable survey for classical scholars and students, it will also be generally welcomed as the best modern account of any polytheistic religious system. The text builds up an impressive and coherent picture of the current state of knowledge about the religion of

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This is the first major synthesis of Greek religion to appear for a generation. A clearly structured and readable survey for classical scholars and students, it will also be generally welcomed as the best modern account of any polytheistic religious system. The text builds up an impressive and coherent picture of the current state of knowledge about the religion of the ancient Greeks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631156246
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
638,650
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

A Survey of Scholarship.

The Sources.

The Scope of the Study.

Part I: Prehistory and the Minoan-Mycenaean Age.

2. The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.

3. Indo-European.

4. The Minoan-Mycenaean Religion.

5. The Dark Ages and the Problem of Continuity.

Part II: Ritual and Sanctuary.

6. ‘Working Sacred Things: Animal Sacrifice.

7. Gift Offerings and Libation.

8. Prayer.

9. Purification.

10. The Sanctuary.

11. Priests.

12. The Festival.

13. Ecstasy and Divination.

Part III: The Gods.

14. The Spell of Homer.

15. Individual Gods.

16. The Remainder of the Pantheon.

17. The Special Character of Greek Anthropomorphism.

Part IV: The Dead, Heroes, and Chthonic Gods.

18. Burial and the Cult of the Dead.

19. Afterlife Mythology.

20. Olympian and Chthonic.

21. The Heroes.

22. Figures Who Cross the Chthonic-Olympian Boundary.

Part V: Polis and Polytheism.

23. Thought Patterns in Greek Polytheism.

24. The Rhythm of the Festivals.

25. Social Functions of Cult.

26. Piety in the Mirror of Greek Language.

Part VI: Mysteries and Asceticism.

27. Mystery Sanctuaries.

28. Bacchica and Orphica.

29. Bios.

Part VII: Philosophical Religion.

30. The New Foundation: Being and the Divine.

31. The Crisis: Sophists and Atheists.

32. The Deliverance: Cosmic Religion and Metaphysics.

33. Philosophical Religion and Polis Religion: Plato's Laws.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index of Greek Words.

Index.

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