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    Greek Religion: Greek Religion (New Surveys in the Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Jan N. Bremmer

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    DescriptionIn this brief but highly informative book Jan Bremmer presents an outline of Greek religion in the classical period. After a survey of its main characteristics, he offers a clear and innovative view of the great gods and heroes as well as their sanctuaries and also the main myths, rituals and mysteries: from Athena to Zeus, from sacrifice to the puritan Orphics, from the Indo-European roots to the influence of the ancient Near East. The approach pays attention to the sociological, anthropological and psychological aspects of Greek religion and also to the gender roles. By analyzing the often modern origin of many of the notions employed in the analysis of Greek religion, it also shows the difference between the polytheism of the Greeks and the place of religion in modern Western society. Its excellent bibliography makes this book a very useful tool for students and teachers alike.


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    Title
    Greek Religion: Greek Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan N. Bremmer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 132
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199220731
    ISBN 10: 0199220735
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    DC21: 938
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 292.08
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL785 .B69 1999
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL785 .B655 1999
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, QRS
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    15 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    Abbreviations; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction: General Characteristics; 2. Gods; 3. Sanctuaries; 4. Ritual; 5. Mythology; 6. Gender; 7. Transformations; Appendix: The Genesis of Greek Religion; Addenda (1999); About the Author; Index of names, subjects and passages.