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Polytheism and society at Athens

Author: Robert Parker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-ausg.]View all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of Athenian religion from every angle - public festivals are there, including the Eleusinian Mysteries, but so are private rites and magic, and the treatment of religion by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Parker
ISBN: 9780199216116 0199216118
OCLC Number: 604716910
Notes: Gesehen am 22.02.2010.
Reproduction Notes: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press, 2010. online-Ressource. Online-Ausg.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2005 Criticos Prize.
Description: 576 S. : ill., 1 map.
Contents: Introduction ; I ; 1. Ancestral Gods, Ancestral Tombs: The Household and Beyond ; 2. 'Those with whom I sacrifice' ; 3. Places of Cult: Athens and the Demes ; 4. International Religion ; 5. Who prays for Athens? Religion in Civic Life ; 6. 'Those who make a profession out of rites': Unlicensed Religion, and Magic ; 7. Religion in the Theatre ; II ; 8. Festivals and their Celebrants ; 9. Things Done at Festivals ; 10. The Festival Year ; 11. Parthenoi in Ritual ; 12. The Panathenaea ; 13. Women's Festivals: Thesmophoria and Adonia ; 14. The Anthesteria and other Dionysiac Rites ; 15. Eleusinian Festivals ; 16. Festivals, Rituals, Myths: Reprise ; 17. Gods at Work I: Protecting the City ; 18. Gods at Work II: The Growth of Plants and Men ; Epilogue
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Robert Parker.

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