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Gods of Ancient Greece Identities and Transformations

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ISBN-10: 0748637982

ISBN-13: 9780748637980

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jan N. Bremmer, Andrew Erskine

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Book details

List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 7/30/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.30" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.376

Preface
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Greek Gods in the Twentieth Century
What is a Greek God?
Systematic Aspects
Canonizing the Pantheon: the Dodekatheon in Greek Religion and its Origins
Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions
Metamorphoses of Gods into Animals and Humans
Sacrificing to the Gods: Ancient Evidence and Modern Interpretations
Getting in Contact: Concepts of Human-Divine Encounter in Classical Greek Art
New Statues for Old Gods
Individual Divinities and Heroes
Zeus at Olympia
Zeus in Aeschylus: the Factor of Monetization
Hephaistos Sweats or How to Construct an Ambivalent God
Transforming Artemis: from the Goddess of the Outdoors to City Goddess
Herakles between Gods and Heroes
Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage
Diachronic Aspects
Early Greek Theology: God as Nature and Natural Gods
Gods in Early Greek Historiography
Gods in Apulia
Lucian's Gods: Lucian's Understanding of the Divine
The Gods in the Greek Novel
Reading Pausanias: Cults of the Gods and Representation of the Divine
Kronos and the Titans as Powerful Ancestors: A Case Study of the Greek Gods in Later Magical Spells
Homo fictor deorum est: Envisioning the Divine in Late Antique Divinatory Spells
The Gods in Later Orphism
Christian Apologists and Greek Gods
The Materiality of God's Image: Olympian Zeus and Ancient Christology
Historiography
The Greek Gods in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German and British Scholarship
Epilogue
Index