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Greek Religion and Society - P. E. Easterling

Greek Religion and Society

By: P. E. Easterling (Editor), J. V. Muir (Editor), Sir Moses I. Finley (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 13th June 1985
ISBN: 9780521287852
Number Of Pages: 268

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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.

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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ISBN: 9780521287852
ISBN-10: 0521287855
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 13th June 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.395