Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to Greek Religion

Editor/Author Ogden, Daniel
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-1-4051-2054-8
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 31
Book Status: Available
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This major addition to Blackwell's Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period.Written by a panel of international experts. Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places. Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Authors and Translations
  • Abbreviations
  • Ancient Author Fragment Series
  • Introduction Daniel Ogden
  • Part I In the Background
  • 1 Greek Religion and the Ancient Near East Scott B. Noegel
  • Part II The Powers: The Gods and the Dead
  • 2 Olympian Gods, Olympian Pantheon Ken Dowden
  • 3 A Land Full of Gods: Nature Deities in Greek Religion Jennifer Larson
  • 4 Personification in Greek Religious Thought and Practice Emma Stafford
  • 5 The Dead D. Felton
  • 6 Heroes and Hero-Cults Gunnel Ekroth
  • Part III Communicating with the Divine
  • 7 Prayers and Hymns William D. Furley
  • 8 Greek Normative Animal Sacrifice Jan N. Bremmer
  • 9 Divination Pierre Bonnechere
  • Part IV From Sacred Space to Sacred Time
  • 10 A Day in the Life of a Greek Sanctuary Beate Dignas
  • 11 Purity and Pollution Andreas Bendlin
  • 12 Festivals Scott Scullion
  • 13 Time and Greek Religion James Davidson
  • Part V Local Religious Systems
  • 14 “Famous Athens, Divine Polis”: The Religious System at Athens Susan Deacy
  • 15 The Religious System at Sparta Nicolas Richer
  • 16 The Religious System at Alexandria Françoise Dunand
  • 17 The Religious System in Arcadia Madeleine Jost
  • Part VI Social Organization, the Family, and Sex
  • 18 Religion and Society in Classical Greece Charles W. Hedrick Jr.
  • 19 Women, Religion, and the Home Janett Morgan
  • 20 “Something to do with Aphrodite”: Ta Aphrodisia and the Sacred Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge
  • Part VII Mysteries and Magic
  • 21 Finding Dionysus Susan Guettel Cole
  • 22 The Mysteries of Demeter and Kore Kevin Clinton
  • 23 Magic in Classical and Hellenistic Greece Matthew W. Dickie
  • Part VIII Intersections: Greek Religion and ...
  • 24 Greek Religion and Literature Thomas Harrison
  • 25 Greek Religion and Philosophy: The God of the Philosopher Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
  • 26 Greek Religion and Art T.H. Carpenter
  • Part IX Epilogue
  • 27 Gods of the Silver Screen: Cinematic Representations of Myth and Divinity Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
  • Bibliography