Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion (8 Volume Set) available in Paperback
The renowned classical scholar and archaeologist A. B. Cook (1868–1952) published his monumental Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion in three volumes between 1914 and 1940. A treasure-trove of primary texts, both Greek and Latin, epigraph material and archaeological data, this magnificent work, illustrated with maps, diagrams, photographs, and engravings, including many images of ancient pottery, statues, busts, friezes and ancient coins, remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of classics, mythology and ancient religion.
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface; Part I: 1. Zeus as the god of the bright sky: 1. Zeus and the daylight; 2. Zeus and the burning sky; 3. Zeus Lykaios; 4. Zeus and Olympos; 5. The mountain-cults of Zeus; 6. Zeus in relation to the sun; 7. Zeus in relation to the moon; 8. Zeus in relation to the stars; 9. General conclusions with regard to Zeus as god of the bright sky; Addenda; Indexes. Volume 2: Part I: 2. Zeus as god of the weather: 1. Zeus lightens, thunders, rains, etc.; 2. The Diosemia of 'Zeus-sign'; 3. Zeus and the lightning; 4. Zeus and the thunder; Retrospect; Appendixes; Addenda; Corrigenda; Indexes. Volume 3: Part I: 2. Zeus as god of the weather: 5. Zeus and the earthquakes; 6. Zeus and the clouds; 7. Zeus and the wind; 8. Zeus and the dew; 9. Zeus and the rain; 10. Zeus and the meteorites; 11. General conclusions with regard to Zeus as god of the dark sky; Appendix; Addenda; Corrigenda; Indexes.