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.  See more details below

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
Author's preface to the English translation
Translator's introduction
List of sources
Pt. IIntroduction: How should we study Greek civic religion?
1The necessity of cultural estrangement
2Some fundamental notions
3Sources of evidence
Pt. IICult-practices
4Rituals
5Religious personnel
6Places of cult
7Rites of passage
8Settings of religious life
9Religion and political life
10The festival system: the Athenian case
11The Panhellenic cults
Pt. IIISystems for representing the divine
12Myths and mythology
13A polytheistic religion
14Forms of imaginative projection
Pt. IVEnvoi
15Concluding reflections
App. I The classical Greek temple
App. II The monuments of the Athenian Akropolis
Bibliography
Index and glossary

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