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The daily life of the Greek gods

Author: Giulia Sissa; Janet Lloyd; Marcel Detienne
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores everyday life of the Greek gods, including what their bodies were made of and how they were nourished, the organization of their society, and the sort of life they led in Olympus  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giulia Sissa; Janet Lloyd; Marcel Detienne
ISBN: 0804736138 9780804736138 0804736146 9780804736145
OCLC Number: 42621217
Description: 326 pages : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Homer as an Anthropologist: 1. Literature? Or anthropology? 2. The Gods: a particular nature, a particular society; 3. Spending the time; 4. Gods with a particular lifestyle; 5. Savouring the sweetness of life; 6. Divine interference; 7. Scenes of sovereignty; 8. The Gods and their days; Part II. The Gods at the Service of the City: 9. When the Olympians donned the citizen's costume; 10. A polytheistic garden; 11. Dealing with the Gods; 12. The altars and territories that were home to the divine powers; 13. The affairs of the Gods and the affairs of men; 14. the power of women: Hera, Athena and their followers; 15. A phallus for Dionysus; Index.
Responsibility: Guilia Sissa, Marcel Detienne and Janet Lloyd.

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"An accessible and well-written work... It manages the difficult task of actually bringing the thoughts of some ancient Greeks to life and it is a mine of information on Greek religious texts... It Read more...

 
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