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    DescriptionJon D. Mikalson examines how Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers described, interpreted, criticized, and utilized the components and concepts of the religion of the people of their time - practices such as sacrifice, prayer, dedications, and divination. The chief concepts involved are those of piety and impiety, and after a thorough analysis of the philosophical texts Mikalson offers a refined definition of Greek piety, dividing it into its two constituent elements of 'proper respect' for the gods and 'religious correctness'. He concludes with a demonstration of the benevolence of the gods in the philosophical tradition, linking it to the expectation of that benevolence evinced by popular religion.

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    Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon D. Mikalson
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 524 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199577835
    ISBN 10: 0199577838

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    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    22 July 2010
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    Author Information
    Jon D. Mikalson is W. R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.
    Review quote
    "I found this to be an interesting and informative book, both to those seeking better understanding of popular religion in ancient Greece and to those seeking better understanding of the philosophers' writings."--Miriam Byrd, Southern Humanities Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. 'Service to the gods' ; 2. Prayer, sacrifice, festivals, dedications, and priests in 'service to the gods' ; 3. Divination and its range of influence ; 4. 'Proper respect for the gods' and 'religious correctness' ; 5. Philosophers and the benevolence of the Greek gods ; 6. Polling the Greeks and their philosophers