Religion in the Ancient Greek City

Religion in the Ancient Greek City

by Louise Bruit Zaidman, Pauline Schmitt Pantel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521412625

ISBN-13: 9780521412629

Pub. Date: 10/30/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An English translation of the French work La Religion Grecque considers how religious beliefs and cultic rituals were given expression in ancient Greece. The bibliography has been substantially revised so it can be more easily used by English speaking students.

Overview

An English translation of the French work La Religion Grecque considers how religious beliefs and cultic rituals were given expression in ancient Greece. The bibliography has been substantially revised so it can be more easily used by English speaking students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521412629
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/1992
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Authors' preface; Translator's introduction; List of sources; Part I. Introduction: How Should we Study Greek Civic Religion?: 1. The necessity of cultural estrangement; 2. Some fundamental notions; 3. Sources of evidence; Part II. Cult-Practices: 4. Rituals; 5. Religious personnel; 6. Places of cult; 7. Rites of passage; 8. Settings of religious life; 9. Religion and political life; 10.The festival system: the Athenian case; 11.The Panhellenic cults; Part III. System for Representing the Divine: 12. Myths and mythology; 13. A polytheistic religion; 14. Forms of imaginative projection; Part IV. Envoi: 15. Concluding reflections; Appendixes: I. The classical Greek temple; II. The monuments of the Athenian Akropolis; Bibliography; Index and glossary.

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