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    DescriptionUsing archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources; and incorporating current scholarly theories, this volume will serve as an excellent companion to any introduction to Greek mythology, showing a side of the Greek gods to which most students are rarely exposed. Detailed enough to be used as a quick reference tool or text, and providing a readable account focusing on the oldest, most widespread, and most interesting religious practices of the ancient Greek world in the Archaic and Classical periods, Ancient Greek Cults surveys ancient Greek religion through the cults of its gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines. Jennifer Larson conveniently summarizes a vast amount of material in many languages, normally inaccessible to undergrad students, and explores, in detail, the variety of cults celebrated by the Greeks, how these cults differed geographically, and how each deity was conceptualized in local cult titles and rituals. Including an introductory chapter on sources and methods, and suggestions for further reading this book will allow readers to gain a fresh perspective on Greek religion.


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    Title
    Ancient Greek Cults
    Subtitle
    A Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Larson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415324489
    ISBN 10: 0415324483
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A13228000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A13283500
    DC22: 292.08
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BL783 .L37 2007
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    28 black & white halftones, 3 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    30 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    1. Methods, Sources and Concepts for the Study of Ancient Greek Cults 2. Zeus 3. Hera 4. Athena 5. Poseidon 6. Demeter 7. Apollo 8. Artemis 9. Aphrodite 10. Dionysos 11. Hermes and Nature Deities 12. Other Panhellenic Deities 13. Latecomer and Regional Deities 14. Hero-Gods and Heroine-Goddesses 15. Heroes and Heroines