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    DescriptionThe religious imagination of the Greeks, Robert Garland observes, was populated by divine beings whose goodwill could not be counted upon, and worshipers faced a heavy burden of choice among innumerable deities to whom they might offer their devotion. These deities and Athenian polytheism itself remained in constant flux as cults successively came into favor and waned. Examining the means through which the Athenians established and marketed cults, this handsomely illustrated book is the first to illuminate the full range of motives political and economic, as well as spiritual that prompted them to introduce new gods."


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    Title
    Introducing New Gods
    Subtitle
    The Politics of Athenian Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Garland
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801427664
    ISBN 10: 0801427665
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX, HRAC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 292.0809385
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292/.08/09385
    LC classification: BL793.A76 G37 1992
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL793.A76
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 292.0809385
    Thema V1.0: QRAC, NK, QRAX, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    30 halftones, 14 line drawings
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "Introducing New Gods proposes new and provocative ways to view the religious history of ancient Athens. By contextualizing the topic, Robert Garland demonstrates that the relationship between the community and its cults was a dynamic one. He not only avoids skepticism concerning the spiritual content of ancient Greek religion, but forces us to confront modern prejudices." Paula Perlman, University of Texas"