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The Oxford handbook of ancient Greek religion

Author: Esther Eidinow; Julia Kindt
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship in ancient Greek religion, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. It presents not only key information, but also explores the ways in which such information is gathered and the different approaches that have shaped the area. In doing so, the volume provides a crucial research and orientation tool for students of the ancient world, and also makes a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Eidinow; Julia Kindt
ISBN: 9780199642038 0199642036
OCLC Number: 907652366
Description: xxii, 708 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Esther Eidinow and Julia Kindt --
Part I. What is Ancient Greek Religion? --
1. Unity vs. Diversity / Robin Osborne --
2. Belief vs. Practice / Tom Harrison --
3. Old vs. New / Emily Kearns --
4. Many vs. One / Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge and Gabriella Pironti --
Part II. Types of Evidence --
5. Visual Evidence / Milette Gaifman --
6. Literary Evidence--Prose / Hannah Willey --
7. Literary Evidence--Poetry / Renaud Gagné --
8. Epigraphic Evidence / Claire Taylor --
9. Material Evidence / Caitlín E. Barrett --
10. Papyrology / David Martinez --
Part III. Myths? Contexts and Representations --
11. Epic / Richard P. Martin --
12. Art and Imagery / Tanja S. Scheer --
13. Drama / Claude Calame --
14. History / Robert Fowler --
15. Philosophy / Rick Benitez and Harold Tarrant --
Part IV. Where? --
16. Temples and Sanctuaries / Michael Scott --
17. Households, Families, and Women / Matthew Dillon --
18. Religion in Communities / Kostas Vlassopoulos --
19. Regional Religious Groups, Amphictionies, and Other Leagues / Christy Constantakopoulou --
Part V: How? --
20. Religious Expertise / Michael A. Flower --
21. New Gods / Ralph Anderson --
22. Impiety / Hugh Bowden --
23. 'Sacred Law' / Andrej Petrovic --
Part VI. Who? --
24. Gods--Olympian or Chthonian / Susan Deacy --
25. Gods--Origins / Carolina López-Ruiz --
26. Heroes--Living or Dead? / Gunnel Ekroth --
27. Dead or Alive? / Emmanuel Voutiras --
28. Daimonic Power / Giulia Sfameni Gasparro --
29. Deification--Gods or Men? / Ivana Petrovic. Part VII: What? --
30. Prayer and Curse / Hendrik S. Versnel --
31. Sacrifice / Fred Naiden --
32. Oracles and Divination / Sarah Iles Johnston --
33. Epiphany / Verity Platt --
34. Healing / Fritz Graf --
Part VIII. When? --
35. From Birth to Death: Life-changing Rituals / Sarah Hitch --
36. Ritual Cycles: Calendars and Festivals / Jan-Mathieu Carbon --
37. Imagining the Afterlife / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III --
Part IX. Beyond? --
38. Magna Graecia (South Italy and Sicily) / Gillian Shepherd --
39. The Northern Black Sea: The Case of the Bosporan Kingdom / Maya Muratov --
40. The Ancient Near East / Jan N. Bremmer --
41. Greco-Egyptian Religion / Kathrin Kleibl --
42. Bactria and India / Rachael Mairs --
43. China and Greece: Comparisons and Insights / Lisa Raphals.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Ancient Greek religion
Responsibility: edited by Esther Eidinow and Julia Kindt.

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This handbook offers both students and teachers of ancient Greek religion a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship in the subject, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period.  Read more...

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