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Greek gods abroad. Names, natures, and transformations.

Author: Robert Parker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press 2018.
Series: Sather classical lectures, 72.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century b.c., gods bearing Greek names were worshipped everywhere from Spain to Afghanistan, with the resulting religious systems a variable blend of Greek and indigenous elements. Greek Gods Abroad examines the interaction between  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Parker
ISBN: 9780520293946 0520293940
OCLC Number: 1019639675
Description: 272 pages.
Contents: Preface 1. Names and Epithets 2. Interpretatio 3. Gods of Many Nations and Their Naming in Greek: Non-Greek Naming Traditions 4. Supreme, Ancestral, and Personal Gods 5. Ad Maiorem Deorum Gloriam: The Growth of Praise Epithets 6. Delos: Where God Meets God Conclusion Appendix A. Postclassical Use of the Epithet O? ? Appendix B. Translated Theophoric Names Appendix C. Interpretatio in India Appendix D. Some Non-Greek Theonyms in Anatolia Appendix E. Thasian Herakles Appendix F. Some Epithets in Bilingual Texts Appendix G. Divine and Human Names Juxtaposed Appendix H. Exported Gods: Th e Cults of Hellenistic Colonies Bibliography Index
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, 72.
Responsibility: Robert Parker.

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