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The daily life of the Greek gods

Author: Giulia Sissa; Marcel Detienne
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Mestizo spaces.
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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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Named Person: Homer.; Homer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giulia Sissa; Marcel Detienne
ISBN: 0804736138 9780804736138 0804736146 9780804736145
OCLC Number: 43207625
Description: xi, 287 pages : map, genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Contents: Homer as an anthropologist: Literature? : or anthropology?: The world of the Iliad, Detailed time, The structures and invention of everydayness, A scratch and a glimpsed world ; The gods : a particular nature, a particular society: Immortal blood in context, Hera and the Ribbon of Aphrodite, Desire and Aphrodite, Women, whether divine or mortal, Gods in subjection ; Spending the time: The deities of time, Enjoyment and cares, Zeus and Hera in action, Anxieties and dangers ; Gods with a particular lifestyle: The reactions of the gods ; Metamorphoses and punishments ; Savoring the sweetness of life: Appetizing aromas, The sacrificial relationship, The Gods' share, Nectar and ambrosia, A taste for happiness, The philosophers' critique, The sweetness of life, Comic life, Business dinners ; Divine interference: The gods' power over men, Really responsible gods? ; Scenes of sovereignty: Zeus commits himself, The scrutiny of Hera, Zeus's lie, And Agamemnon's, Hera and Poseidon, A power of which many a tale Is told ; The gods and their days: Genesis : daily toil?, Genesis : work worthy of a god?, The life of the gods and the life of men --
The gods at the service of the city: When the Olympians donned the citizen's costume: Choosing a city, Making a territory, Creating gods for each city, Forms, skills, and abilities ; A polytheistic garden: Hunting for structures, Configurations of gods, Hierarchies of power ; Dealings with the gods: "Believing in the gods" : a social practice, Political rights : meat and scrifices, The presence of the gods ; The altars and territories that were home to the divine powers: From altar to city, The uniqueness of Greek temples, Questions of territory ; The affairs of the gods and the affairs of men: Gods at the heart of politics, Gods dominated by men? ; The power of women : Hera, Athena, and their followers: Athena the misogynist, Praxithea : an anti-Clytemnestra, Foundress and motherland, A woman in charge of Ephebes, A tour of the sanctuaries ; A phallus for Dionysus: The epiphany of the phallus, Beyond eroticism : the heart and the virile member.
Series Title: Mestizo spaces.
Other Titles: Vie quotidienne des dieux grecs.
Responsibility: Guilia Sissa and Marcel Detienne ; translated by 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. . Read more...

 
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