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    DescriptionGreek religion is a subject of absorbing interest, essential for the understanding of history and culture, but often puzzling and elusive. This collection of essays ranges over many aspects of Greek civil life, looking at the ways in which religion manifested itself in institutions, art and literature, and tracing the attitudes that lay behind the manifold cults and customs. It is not meant as an exhaustive introduction to the subject, but as a series of related approaches which will help students to draw the threads together, on lines suggested by Sir Moses Finley in his introduction to the book.


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    Title
    Greek Religion and Society
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by P. E. Easterling, Edited by J. V. Muir, Foreword by Sir Moses I. Finley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521287852
    ISBN 10: 0521287855
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    Ingram Subject Code: RLVH
    Libri: I-RLVH
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 292.08
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 292/.08
    DC19: 292.08
    LC classification: BL790 .G74 1985
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, plans, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    05 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Preface; Foreword by Sir Moses Finley; 1. On making sense of Greek religion John Gould; 2. Greek poetry and Greek religion P. E. Easterling; 3. Early Greek views about life after death N. J. Richardson; 4. Greek temples: why and where? J. N. Coldstream; 5. The Greek religious festivals Paul Cartledge; 6. Delphi and divination Simon Price; 7. Greek art and religion Martin Robertson; 8. Religion and the new education: the challenge of the Sophists J. V. Muir; Notes; Notes for further reading; Index.