Greek Religion

Greek Religion

by Jan N. Bremmer, Bremmer Jan N.
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ISBN-10:
0199220735
ISBN-13:
9780199220731
Pub. Date:
04/28/2006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Greek Religion

In this brief but highly informative book Jan Bremmer presents an outline of Greek religion in the classical period. After a survey of its main characteristics, he offers a clear and innovative view of the great gods and heroes as well as their sanctuaries and also the main myths, rituals and mysteries: from Athena to Zeus, from sacrifice to the puritan Orphics, from the Indo-European roots to the influence of the ancient Near East. The approach pays attention to the sociological, anthropological and psychological aspects of Greek religion and also to the gender roles. By analyzing the often modern origin of many of the notions employed in the analysis of Greek religion, it also shows the difference between the polytheism of the Greeks and the place of religion in modern Western society. Its excellent bibliography makes this book a very useful tool for students and teachers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199220731
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Series: New Surveys in the Classics Series , #24
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 1,125,753
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction: General Characteristics; 2. Gods; 3. Sanctuaries; 4. Ritual; 5. Mythology; 6. Gender; 7. Transformations; Appendix: The Genesis of Greek Religion; Addenda (1999); About the Author; Index of names, subjects and passages.

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Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!