Ancient Greek Religion

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Wiley, Aug 2, 2004 - Religion - 240 pages
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Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs and practices and the major deities of Greek religion.

  • Accessible introduction to Greek religion.
  • Focuses on Athens in the classical period.
  • Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult.
  • Includes vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced.
  • Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion.
  • Abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece.

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Jon D. Mikalson is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. His previous publications include Athenian Popular Religion (1983), Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy (1991) and Religion in Hellenistic Athens (1998).

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