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Religion and the Greeks
     

Religion and the Greeks

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by Robert Garland
 

ISBN-10: 185399409X

ISBN-13: 9781853994098

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

No area of Greek life was wholly untouched by religion, and a basic knowledge of this aspect of life is essential to anyone seeking a proper understanding of the classical world. In this engaging survey Robert Garland brings out the unique quality of Greek religion - its practical and worldly approach to man's relationship with the divine -
and shows how

Overview

No area of Greek life was wholly untouched by religion, and a basic knowledge of this aspect of life is essential to anyone seeking a proper understanding of the classical world. In this engaging survey Robert Garland brings out the unique quality of Greek religion - its practical and worldly approach to man's relationship with the divine -
and shows how religious ritual was integral to the daily routine of both public and private life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853994098
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Classical World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi Preface: How Greek Religion Didn’t Work ix
1. Olympian Suprematism 1
2. Gods of the Underground 7
3. Accessing the Supernatural 11
4. Divine Intervention 19
5. Doing the Right Thing 23
6. Domestic and Neighbourhood Religion 28
7. Outlets for Women 33
8. Pollution and Purification 37
9. Not Just Fortune-Telling 41
10. Making War 46
11. Holy Ground 50
12. The Great Outdoors 57
13. ‘Ars Non Gratia Artis’ 62
14. ‘From Here to There’ 67
15. The Dead 74
16. The Afterlife 79
17. Mysteries 83
18. Alternative Systems 88
19. The Great Healer 92
20. The Enlightenment and the Sophists 97
Conclusions 103
Suggestions for Further Study 105
Suggestions for Further Reading 107

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