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    DescriptionThis book is a translation into English of La religion grecque by Louise Bruit Zaidman and Pauline Schmitt Pantel, described by Dr Simon Price as 'an excellent book, by far the best introduction to the subject in any language'. It is the purpose of the book to consider how religious beliefs and cultic rituals were given expression in the world of the Greek citizen - the functions performed by the religious personnel, and the place that religion occupied in individual, social and political life. The chapters cover first ritual and then myth, rooting the account in the practices of the classical city while also taking seriously the world of the imagination. For this edition the bibliography has been substantially revised to meet the needs of a mainly student, English-speaking readership. The book is enriched throughout by illustrations, and by quotations from original sources.

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    Religion in the Ancient Greek City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louise Bruit Zaidman, By (author) Pauline Schmitt Pantel, Translated by Paul Cartledge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 306
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521423571
    ISBN 10: 0521423570

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Approval Code: A13010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS000000
    DC22: 292.08
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15240
    DC20: 292.08
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: BL785 .Z3513 1992
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    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QRS
    Illustrations note
    23 line drawings
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    Publication date
    17 December 1992
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    "The book is methodologically sophisticated and can be recommended to anyone wishing to be brought up to date in the field of Greek religion." Journal of the American Academy of Religion "...brims with enthusiasm for the subject and for current theoretical approaches." Jon D. Mikalson, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "...an up-to-date, concise and readable textbook, which brings to the English-speaking general reader a synthesis of much of the past thirty years' work of the 'Paris School' of classical studies...The translation is lively, but sacrifices none of the theoretical rigour of the text...This is a challenging, absorbing study, to be recommended to anyone with an interest in the history of religion." Helen King, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Authors' preface; Translator's introduction; List of sources; Part I. Introduction: How Should we Study Greek Civic Religion?: 1. The necessity of cultural estrangement; 2. Some fundamental notions; 3. Sources of evidence; Part II. Cult-Practices: 4. Rituals; 5. Religious personnel; 6. Places of cult; 7. Rites of passage; 8. Settings of religious life; 9. Religion and political life; 10.The festival system: the Athenian case; 11.The Panhellenic cults; Part III. System for Representing the Divine: 12. Myths and mythology; 13. A polytheistic religion; 14. Forms of imaginative projection; Part IV. Envoi: 15. Concluding reflections; Appendixes: I. The classical Greek temple; II. The monuments of the Athenian Akropolis; Bibliography; Index and glossary.