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    Religions of the Ancient Greeks (Key Themes in Ancient History) (Paperback) By (author) Simon Price

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    DescriptionThis 1999 book is about the religious life of the Greeks from the eighth century BC to the fifth century AD, looked at in the context of a variety of different cities and periods. Simon Price does not describe some abstract and self-contained system of religion or myths but examines local practices and ideas in the light of general Greek ideas, relating them for example, to gender roles and to cultural and political life (including Attic tragedy and the trial of Socrates). He also lays emphasis on the reactions to Greek religions of ancient thinkers - Greek, Roman, Jewish and Christian. The evidence drawn on is of all kinds: literary texts, which are translated throughout; inscriptions, including an appendix of newly translated Greek inscriptions; and archaeology, which is highlighted in the numerous illustrations.


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    Title
    Religions of the Ancient Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521388672
    ISBN 10: 0521388678
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading: ,
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLGEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC21: 292.08
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 292.08
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: BL782 .P73 1999
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, QRS
    Illustrations note
    36 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'A fine addition to Cambridge University Press's Key Themes in Ancient History series, Price's intensive and authoritative survey will go straight to the top of the reading lists.' The Times Literary Supplement ' ... the only brief, up-to-date treatment of Greek religion from a sociological viewpoint widespread in the United States and England, and thus broadens a literature dominated by Continental scholars with different agenda.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Gods, myths and festivals; 3. Religious places; 4. Authority, control and crisis; 5. Girls and boys, women and men; 6. Elective cults; 7. Greek thinkers; 8. Reactions to Greek religions.