Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion

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Princeton University Press, Jun 25, 1991 - Religion - 682 pages

Jane Harrison examines the festivals of ancient Greek religion to identify the primitive "substratum" of ritual and its persistence in the realm of classical religious observance and literature. In Harrison's preface to this remarkable book, she writes that J. G. Frazer's work had become part and parcel of her "mental furniture" and that of others studying primitive religion. Today, those who write on ancient myth or ritual are bound to say the same about Harrison. Her essential ideas, best developed and most clearly put in the Prolegomena, have never been eclipsed.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
iii
CHAPTER II
2
CHAPTER III
47
CHAPTER IV
90
CHAPTER V
133
CHAPTER VI
227
CHAPTER VII
292
CHAPTER VIII
333
CHAPTER IX
424
CHAPTER X
448
CHAPTER XI
542
CHAPTER XII
594
CRITICAL APPENDIX ON THE ORPHIC TABLETS
629
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