Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion / Edition 1

Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion / Edition 1

by Robert Parker
     
 

Most of the commonly read Greek texts address "pollution". The pollution theme appears in tragedies, historical texts, and political oratory. Purity is a constant concern in ritual texts, and Greeks underwent many small purifications in their everyday lives. Certain archaic religious movements even made "purification" the path to felicity in the

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Overview

Most of the commonly read Greek texts address "pollution". The pollution theme appears in tragedies, historical texts, and political oratory. Purity is a constant concern in ritual texts, and Greeks underwent many small purifications in their everyday lives. Certain archaic religious movements even made "purification" the path to felicity in the afterlife. First published in 1983, Miasma is the first work in English to treat this theme in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198147428
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Parker is Fellow and Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at Oriel College, Oxford. Dr. Parker is also the author of Athenian Religion: A History (OUP, 1996).

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