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The gods of Ancient Greece : identities and transformations

Author: Jan N Bremmer
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2011.
Series: Edinburgh Leventis studies, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan N Bremmer
ISBN: 9780748637980 0748637982
OCLC Number: 707094795
Description: XXI, 528 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Contents: List of illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction: The Greek Gods in the Twentieth Century, Jan N. Bremmer; 1. What is a Greek God?, Albert Henrichs; Systematic Aspects: 2. Canonizing the Pantheon: the Dodekatheon in Greek Religion and its Origins, Ian Rutherford; 3. Gods in Greek Inscriptions: Some Methodological Questions, Fritz Graf; 4. Metamorphoses of Gods into Animals and Humans, Richard Buxton; 5. Sacrificing to the Gods: Ancient Evidence and Modern Interpretations, Stella Georgoudi; 6. Getting in Contact: Concepts of Human/Divine Encounter in Classical Greek Art, Anja Klockner; 7. New Statues for Old Gods, Kenneth Lapatin; Individual Divinities and Heroes: 8. Zeus at Olympia, Judith M. Barringer; 9. Zeus in Aeschylus: the Factor of Monetisation, Richard Seaford; 10. Hephaistos Sweats or How to Construct an Ambivalent God, Jan N. Bremmer; 11. Transforming Artemis - From the Goddess of the Outdoors to City-Goddess, Ivana Petrovic; 12. Herakles between Gods and Heroes, Emma Stafford; 13. Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage, Claude Calame; Diachronic Aspects: 14. Early Greek Theology: God as Nature and Natural Gods, Simon Trepanier; 15. Gods in Early Greek Historiography, Robert L. Fowler; 16. Gods in Apulia, Tom H. Carpenter; 17. Lucian's Gods: Lucian's Understanding of the Divine, Matthew W. Dickie; 18. The Gods in the Greek Novel, Ken Dowden; 19. Reading Pausanias: Cults of the Gods and Representation of the Divine, Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge; 20. Kronos and the Titans as Powerful Ancestors: A Case Study of the Greek Gods in Later Magical Spells, Christopher A. Faraone; 21. Homo fictor deorum est: Envisioning the Divine in Late Antique Divinatory Spells, Sarah Iles Johnston; 22. The Gods in Later Orphism, Alberto Bernabe; 23. Christian Apologists and Greek Gods, Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta; 24. The Materiality of God's Image: Olympian Zeus and Ancient Christology, Christoph Auffarth; Historiography: 25. The Greek Gods in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German and British Scholarship, Michael Konaris; Epilogue, Andrew Erskine; Index of names, subjects and important passages.
Series Title: Edinburgh Leventis studies, 5.
Responsibility: ed. by Jan N. Bremmer ...

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"...this is a very rich collection of papers which no one interested in ancient Greek religion can afford to miss." -- Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011 04.55 "...this is a very rich collection of Read more...

 
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