Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy

Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy

by Jon D. Mikalson


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Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy

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ISBN-13: 9780807843482
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/20/1992
Edition description: 1
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Jon D. Mikalson is author of Athenian Popular Religion and The Sacred and Civil Calendar of the Athenian Year.

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Skilled historical investigation and literary interpretation make this a book for scholars and students interested in careful reading of Greek literature, history, and religion.—Choice

Honor Thy Gods greatly enhances Jon Mikalson's reputation as a leading exponent of Athenian religion. The work is lively and comprehensive and will make a fine companion piece to Athenian Popular Religion. Refreshingly readable and uncluttered by doctrinaire assumptions, it reviews a familiar subject in an entirely new way. It should quickly establish itself as required reading for students of both Greek religion and Greek tragedy.—Robert S. J. Garland, Colgate University

A material contribution to the understanding of the function of Greek drama in its historical context. [It is] more substantial than other books on the same subject because Mikalson's findings are based on a careful and comprehensive survey of the available historical information. His book will serve as an essential reference book for the serious study of Greek drama, even to readers who know no (or very little) Greek.—Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College

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