Miasma: pollution and purification in early Greek religion

Front Cover
Clarendon Press, 1983 - Literary Collections - 413 pages
0 Reviews
Most of the commonly read Greek texts address "pollution." The pollution theme appears in tragedies, historical texts, and political oratory. Purity is a constant concern in ritual texts, and Greeks underwent many small purifications in their everyday lives. Certain archaic religiousmovements even made "purification" the path to felicity in the afterlife. First published in 1983, Miasma is the first work in English to treat this theme in detail.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


a Science of Division
Birth and Death

18 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information