Religion in the Ancient Greek Cityby Louise Bruit Zaidman, Pauline Schmitt Pantel
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.
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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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