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    DescriptionA. B. Cook (1868-1952) published the first volume of his monumental Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion in 1914. This comprehensive work traces the genesis, development and growth of the cult of Zeus from Hellenic worship of the 'bright sky' to the personified and anthropomorphised Zeus, the god of the sky. It focuses on the development of mountain-cults, religious syncretism with solar cults, and the importance of the sun, moon and stars to the worship of Zeus. Cook skilfully integrates both archaeological and ancient literary evidence as well as offering a synthesis of scholarly knowledge. This sumptuous work is a treasure-trove of primary texts, epigraphic material and archaeological data. It contains over 600 illustrations and the most important literary sources, both Greek and Latin, are quoted in full. It is an indispensable tool for students of classics, mythology and ancient religion.


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    Title
    Zeus
    Subtitle
    A Study in Ancient Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. B. Cook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1028
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108021227
    ISBN 10: 1108021220
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 292
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 292.2113
    BISAC V2.8: REL114000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, QRS
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    609 b/w illus. 3 colour illus.
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Part I: 1. Zeus as the god of the bright sky: 1. Zeus and the daylight; 2. Zeus and the burning sky; 3. Zeus Lykaios; 4. Zeus and Olympos; 5. The mountain-cults of Zeus; 6. Zeus in relation to the sun; 7. Zeus in relation to the moon; 8. Zeus in relation to the stars; 9. General conclusions with regard to Zeus as god of the bright sky; Addenda; Indexes.