Greek Religion

ISBN-10: 1585100315
ISBN-13: 9781585100316
Edition: N/A
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Book details

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Valerie M. Warrior is a scholar of ancient history and religion. She has taught at a number of North American colleges and universities, and is the author of The Initiation of the Second Macedonian War and Roman Religion: A Sourcebook.

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Preface
Introduction
The Gods in Hesiod's Theogony and Homer's Iliad
The gods in Homer's Iliad
Family and Community
From birth to early adulthood
Betrothal, wedding, and marriage
Marriage contested
Death and death rituals
Epitaphs
Prayer and Sacrifice
Blood and other sacrifice
Ritual purity and pollution
Some ancestral practices
Divination
Oracles
Divination in time of war
Sanctuaries of the Gods
Sacred space
Custom and regulations
Incubation and healing
Festivals
Organization and regulation
The Anthesteria
The Thesmophoria
The Panathenaea
Competitions in Honor of the Gods
The Olympic games
Athenian drama festivals
The Gods and Justice from Homer to Aeschylus
The Gods in Sophocles and Euripides
Mystery Cults and Initiation
Orphic and Bacchic texts
The Mysteries of Demeter at Eleusis
Challenges to Traditional Religion
The Presocratics
The Sophists
The mutilation of the Herms and the profanation of the Mysteries
The trial and death of Socrates
Magic, Sorcery, and Witchcraft
Binding spells
Sorcery and witchcraft in the literary sources
New Cults and New Gods
Gods
Glossary
Chronology
Maps
Ancient Literary Sources
Bibliography
Credits
Index of Texts Cited
General Index

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