Greek Religion: A Sourcebook

Greek Religion: A Sourcebook

Paperback Focus Classical Sources

By (author) Valerie M. Warrior

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  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 18mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: USA
  • ISBN 10: 1585100315
  • ISBN 13: 9781585100316
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 360,208

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"Greek Religion: A Sourcebook" provides an introduction to the fundamentals of ancient Greek religious beliefs and rituals through a rich collection of ancient source readings. The translations draw from the Focus Classical Library sources as well as new translations by the author and other outstanding scholars. Chapters cover such topics as ancient magic, mystery cults, divination, and festivals. Illustrated throughout with photos and maps, this book is designed as a companion to Valerie Warrior's "Roman Religion: A Sourcebook."

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Valerie M. Warrior is a scholar of Greco-Roman history and religion. She has taught at a number of North American colleges and universities and is the author of several books including "Roman Religion: A Sourcebook" and "Greek Religion: A Sourcebook, " both for Focus Publishing. She received her B.A. with Honors from Cambridge University, and her Ph.D. from London University.

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Warrior's text fills a long-acknowledged void for teaching Ancient Religion. There is no real alternative. The best recommendation for her book comes from my students, who voted her Greek and Roman Sourcebooks their favorite texts in my Greek and Roman Religion course. --Randall M. Colaizzi, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, BostonThis sourcebook sets a very high standard for its competitors to match in the area of Greek religion. Its approach of relying on the ancient sources to speak for themselves, with limited but helpful commentary, is effective and engaging in a way that a dry textbook presentation is not. Given its eminently reasonable price, the accessibility of the translations and the quality of the supporting commentary, anyone teaching a course offering involving the religious practices of ancient Greek civilization ought to consider adopting Greek Religion: a sourcebook. --Benjamin W. Hicks, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.08.59)

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Designed as a companion to Warrior's "Roman Religion: A Sourcebook, " this text provides an introduction to the fundamentals of ancient Greek religious belief and ritual through sources. The translation draws from Focus Classical Library sources as well as new translations by the author and other outstanding scholars. Chapters cover such topics as ancient magic, mystery cults, divination, and festivals. Illustrated throughout with photos and maps.Valerie M. Warrior is a scholar of Greco-Roman history and religion. She has taught at a number of North American colleges and universities and is the author of several books including "Roman Religion: A Sourcebook" and "Greek Religion: A Sourcebook, " both for Focus Publishing. She received her B.A. with Honors from Cambridge University, and her Ph.D. from London University.