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    DescriptionThis book differs from other introductions to Ancient Greek religion. It looks not at the religious practices of the Greeks, but at their beliefs: in divine retribution, for example, divination, the afterlife and predestination. It examines not only what the Greeks believed but also how they believed it: how, for example, they sustained their belief in the truth of oracles in the light of experience. The book also addresses a number of ideas central to the modern understanding of Greek religion: the centrality of the city, the absence of a personal relationship between divinity and worshipper, and the primacy of ritual. The text is accessible to students and the general reader and is accompanied by an extensive catalogue of passages from ancient sources.

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    Greek Religion
    Belief and Experience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Harrison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715629888
    ISBN 10: 0715629883

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    Libri: B-578
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC21: 292.08
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    DC22: 292.08
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000, REL114000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, QRS
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    16 July 2015
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    Author Information
    Thomas Harrison is Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. His publications include Divinity and History: the religion of Herodotus (2000), The Emptiness of Asia: Aeschylus' Persians and the history of the fifth century (2000), and (as editor) Greeks and Barbarians (2002) and the Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome (2006).