The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion

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The Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion offers a fully rounded and highly authoritative point of access to all aspects of ancient religious life and thought. Dr Simon Price and Dr Emily Kearns, area advisers for the third edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, have come together to select, revise, edit, and in some cases wholly recast, a large number of key entries from OCD to create this handy, accessible reference work on mythology and religion in the Graeco-Roman world. Bringing to the attention of a wider audience the authority and scholarly rigour of OCD, the Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion provides students, teachers, and general readers with an affordable comprehensive, and wide-ranging A-Z reference source. The Dictionary is unique in that in addition to Greek myths and Roman festivals it covers Greek and Roman religious places, monuments, religious personnel, divination, astrology, and magic, and also contains many entries on Judaism and Christianity in Greek and Roman times.
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 maps and 6 genealogical tables
  • 0192802895
  • 9780192802897
  • 1,167,000

Table of contents

ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1. MYTHOLOGY: PANHELLENIC, LOCAL, AND ROMAN; 2. RELIGIOUS PLURALISM: GREEK RELIGIONS, ROMAN RELIGIONS, JUDAISMS, CHRISTIANITIES; 3. RECEPTION OF MYTHS: ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT; 4. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; 5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 6. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY; THEMATIC INDEX; A-Z ENTRIES; MAPS; GENEALOGIES
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About Simon Price

Simon Price has been teaching Ancient History at Oxford since 1981 and is the author of numerous books on religion in ancient Greece and Rome. He has worked extensively on ancient religions, primarily Greek and Roman, but he is also interested in the relations between those religions and Judaism and Christianity. Emily Kearns has held various teaching appointments in Oxford and London since 1990 and has been lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature at St. Hilda's College, Oxford.
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