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Companion to Greek Religion (Daniel Ogden (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405120548
Companion to Greek Religion (Daniel Ogden (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405120548
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Title: A Companion to Greek Religion

Author: Ogden, Daniel (ed)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405120548

Volumes: 1; Pages: 480

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This major addition to Blackwell's Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period.* Written by a panel of international experts.* Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places.* Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine.ContentsList of FiguresList of ContributorsAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroduction: Daniel Ogden (University of Exeter)Part I: In the Background1. Greek Religion and the Ancient Near East: Scott B. Noegel (University of Washington)Part II: The Powers: the Gods and the Dead2. Olympian Gods, Olympian Pantheon: Ken Dowden (Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity in the University of Birmingham)3. A Land Full of Gods: Nature Deities in Greek Religion: Jennifer Larson (Kent State University)4. Personification in Greek Religious Thought and Practice: Emma Stafford (University of Leeds)5. The Dead: D. Felton (University of Massachusetts)6. Heroes and Hero-cults: Gunnel Ekroth (Stockholm University)Part III: Communicating with the Divine7. Prayers and Hymns: William D. Furley (Heidelberg University)8. Greek Normative Animal Sacrifice: Jan N. Bremmer (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)9. Divination: Pierre Bonnechre (Centre d'tudes classiques in the Universit de Montral)Part IV: From Sacred Space to Sacred Time10. A Day in the Life of a Greek Sanctuary: Beate Dignas (Somerville College, Oxford)11. Purity and Pollution: Andreas Bendlin (University of Toronto at Mississauga)12. Festivals: Scott Scullion (University of Oxford)13. Time and Greek Religion: James Davidson (University of Warwick)Part V: Local Religious Systems14. 'Famous Athens, Divine Polis': the Religious System at Athens: Susan Deacy (Roehampton University)15. The Religious System at Sparta: Nicolas Richer (cole Normale Suprieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines)16. The Religious System at Alexandria: Francoise Dunand (Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg)17. The Religious System in Arcadia: Madeleine Jost (University of Paris X--Nanterre)Part VI: Social Organisation, the Family and Sex18. Religion and Society in Classical Greece: Charles W. Hedrick, Jr. (University of California Santa)19. Women, Religion and the Home: Janett Morgan (Bristol University)20. 'Something to do with Aphrodite': ta aphrodisia and the sacred: Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Universit de Lige)Part VII: Mysteries and Magic21. Finding Dionysus: Susan G. Cole (University at Buffalo)22. The Mysteries of Demeter and Kore: Kevin Clinton (Cornell University)23. Magic in Classical and Hellenistic Greece: M. W. Dickie (University of Illinois)Part VIII: Intersections: Greek Religion and.24. Greek Religion and Literature: Tom Harrison (University of Liverpool)25. Greek Religion and Philosophy: the God of the Philospher: Fritz-Gregor Herrmann (University of Wales, Swansea)26. Greek Religion and Art: T. H. Carpenter (Ohio University)Part IX: Epilogue27. Gods of the Silver Screen: Cinematic Representations of Myth and Divinity Lloyd: Llewellyn-Jones (University of Edinburgh)
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