The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion

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This handbook offers both students and teachers of ancient Greek religion a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship in the subject, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. It not only presents key information, but also explores the ways in which such information is gathered and the different approaches that have shaped the area. In doing so, the volume provides a crucial research and orientation tool for students of the ancient world, and also
makes a vital contribution to the key debates surrounding the conceptualization of ancient Greek religion.

The handbook's initial chapters lay out the key dimensions of ancient Greek religion, approaches to evidence, and the representations of myths. The following chapters discuss the continuities and differences between religious practices in different cultures, including Egypt, the Near East, the Black Sea, and Bactria and India. The range of contributions emphasizes the diversity of relationships between mortals and the supernatural - in all their manifestations, across, between, and beyond
ancient Greek cultures - and draws attention to religious activities as dynamic, highlighting how they changed over time, place, and context.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 37mm | 1,468g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 17 black and white illustrations
  • 0198810172
  • 9780198810179
  • 670,148

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; PART 1: WHAT IS ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION?; PART 2: TYPES OF EVIDENCE; PART 3: MYTHS? CONTEXTS AND REPRESENTATIONS; PART 4: WHERE?; PART 5: HOW?; PART 6: WHO?; PART 7: WHAT?; PART 8: WHEN?; PART 9: BEYOND?
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[T]his handbook features a dazzling array of notable contributors, writing on subjects in which they are acknowledged experts. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is its recurrent emphasis on theoretical and methodological rigor. This will be an indispensable volume for students and specialists alike. Jennifer Larson Religious Studies Review
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[T]his handbook features a dazzling array of notable contributors, writing on subjects in which they are acknowledged experts. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is its recurrent emphasis on theoretical and methodological rigor. This will be an indispensable volume for students and specialists alike. * Jennifer Larson Religious Studies Review *
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About Esther Eidinow

Esther Eidinow is Associate Professor in Ancient Greek History at the University of Nottingham.


Julia Kindt is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.
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