Greek Religion and Society

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 13, 1985 - History - 244 pages
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Greek religion is a subject of absorbing interest, essential for the understanding of history and culture, but often puzzling and elusive. This collection of essays ranges over many aspects of Greek civil life, looking at the ways in which religion manifested itself in institutions, art and literature, and tracing the attitudes that lay behind the manifold cults and customs. It is not meant as an exhaustive introduction to the subject, but as a series of related approaches which will help students to draw the threads together, on lines suggested by Sir Moses Finley in his introduction to the book.
 

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Contents

On making sense of Greek religion
1
Greek poetry and Greek religion
34
Early Greek views about life after death
50
Greek temples Why and where?
67
The Greek religious festivals
98
Delphi and divination
128
Greek art and religion
155
Religion and the new education the challenge of the Sophists
191
Notes
219
Notes for further reading
231
Index
235
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Easterling is Professor of Greek at the University College London.

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