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.
|List of illustrations|
|On making sense of Greek religion|
|Greek poetry and Greek religion|
|Early Greek views about life after death|
|Greek temples: why and where?|
|The Greek religious festivals|
|Delphi and divination|
|Greek art and religion|
|Religion and the new education: the challenge of the Sophists|
|Notes for further reading|
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Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 13th June 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.395