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Ancient Greek Religion A Sourcebook

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ISBN-10: 1405149280

ISBN-13: 9781405149280

Edition: 2009

Authors: Emily Kearns

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Dominic Baker-Smith is a professor emeritus of English Literature at the University of Amsterdam.Emily Kearns is Lecturer in Classics at St Hilda?s College, Oxford/

Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction
Gods and Religion
About the Gods
Other Gods; Gods and Others
About Religion
Mythology
Quarrels of the Gods
Divine-Human Sex
Helping and Hindering Mortals
Aetiological and Foundation Myths
Mythology: Discussion and Treatment
Closeness and Distance
Prayers and Associated Offerings
Dreams and Epiphanies
Pollution, Death, and the Dead
Personal Choice
Impiety and Atheism
Ritual Contexts
The House and Neighbourhood
Religious Experts and Their Crafts
Political Life, Oaths and Curses
War and Crists
Sanctuaries I
Visiting a Sanctuary
Sacrifice
Festivals and Calendars
Priests
Hymns
Dedications
Sanctuaries II
Common Sanctuaries
Oracular Sanctuaries
Healing Cults
Mysteries
Founding a New Sanctuary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index of Passages
General Index