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    Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion (Cambridge Library Collection: Classics) (Paperback) By (author) A. B. Cook

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    DescriptionThe renowned classical scholar and archaeologist A. B. Cook (1868-1952) published the second volume of his monumental Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion in two parts in 1925. Part I, containing the main text of the study, surveys the theme of Zeus as god of lightning and thunder, an idea that became common during the classical period. Weaving together archaeological, artistic and ancient literary evidence, Cook investigates in detail the concept of the 'Diosemia' or the Zeus-sign; the ideas of the Zeus-struck man, the heavenly road of Zeus and Greek sky-pillars; the relationship between Zeus and Dionysus; and the role of the shrine at Delphi (usually associated with Apollo) in Zeus worship. This sumptuous work is a treasure of primary texts, epigraph material and archaeological data. It contains hundreds of illustrations, and is an indispensable tool for students of classics, mythology and ancient religion.

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    A Study in Ancient Religion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. B. Cook
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1000
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 70 mm
    Weight: 1,700 g
    ISBN 13: 9781108021302
    ISBN 10: 1108021301

    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
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 292.2113
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    Illustrations note
    832 b/w illus. 1 map
    Cambridge Library Collection
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    01 March 2011
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    Table of contents
    Part I: 2. Zeus as god of the weather: 1. Zeus lightens, thunders, rains, etc.; 2. The Diosemia of 'Zeus-sign'; 3. Zeus and the lightning; 4. Zeus and the thunder; Retrospect.