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    DescriptionAncient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion, and abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece Revised edition includes additional boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page color plate section, a new discussion of the nature of Greek "piety," and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture


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    Title
    Ancient Greek Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon D. Mikalson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 570 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405181778
    ISBN 10: 140518177X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 292.08
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    LC classification: BL783 .M55 2010
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHD, NHC, QRA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    27 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Jon D. Mikalson is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. In 1968-1969 he was a Fellow and in 1994-1995 a Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. His books include Athenian Popular Religion (1983), Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy (1991), Religion in Hellenistic Athens (1998), and Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars (2002).
    Review quote
    Praise for the first edition: "A brilliant general synthesis covering the Greek world over the period of 'classical' Athens ... [Mikalson's] book is a model of how it should be done." BBC History Magazine "A first introduction to ancient Greek religion, which encompasses hundreds of deities of several different types, and varied widely over nearly two thousand years and thousands of large and small Greek city-states." Reference and Research Book News "Clearly written and organised, it will be appreciated by students." Antiquity "It is well written, very accurate, and communicative." Australian Religion Studies Review A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year
    Back cover copy
    "Ancient Greek Religion" provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. While the focus is on Athens in the Classical Period, the book includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult from the archaic age to the Hellenistic world.The book clearly sets out the fascinating but alien concepts of Greek polytheism, building up a picture of Greek religion as it was actually practiced. It emphasizes the experience of worshippers, considering Greek religious practice from a variety of perspectives - from the slave and members of the family, to priests and public officials. It examines views of the gods and the afterlife, the relationship between cult and myth, the nature of piety and impiety, and the wider social and political context in which religion functioned.New to the revised edition are additional feature boxes and bibliography, a new discussion of the nature of Greek piety, and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture. Throughout the book, vivid descriptions of actual sanctuaries and practices, the inclusion of ancient texts in translation, and the use of abundant illustrations re-create the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece.
    Table of contents
    List of color plates. List of figures. List of maps. Preface. Abbreviations. 1. An Overview: Greek Sanctuaries and Worship. 2. Greek Gods, Heroes, and Polytheism. 3. Seven Greek Cult Myths. 4. Five Major Greek Cults. 5. Religion in the Greek Family and Village. 6. Religion of the Greek City-State. 7. Greek Religion and the Individual. 8. Greek Religion in the Hellenistic Period. 9. Greek Religion and Greek Culture. 10. Glossary of recurring Greek terms. Index.