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Oxford Readings in Greek Religion : Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (Hardcover) - Richard Buxton

Oxford Readings in Greek Religion

Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (Hardcover)

By: Richard Buxton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780198721918
Number Of Pages: 384

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The study of ancient Greek religion has been excitingly renewed in the last thirty years. Key areas of interest have been: the relationship between religion and politics; new and unexpected perspectives opened up by archaeological finds; the symbiosis between myth and ritual; the role of gender differences in the practice and perception of religion; conceptual problems raised by the very notion of "religion." This volume gathers together challenging papers by many of the most innovative participants in this renewal. Almost all the articles have been revised by their authors and/or provided with Addenda, to take account of the most recent scholarship. One article has been translated specifically for this collection; another is for the first time provided with illustrations. No single school or style of approach is privileged: the aim is to illustrate a range of possible methods which may be adopted in the investigation of this endlessly fascinating material. The volume also contains an important introductory essay by Richard Buxton.

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`In discussing how and why we should avoid preconceptions, it has implications for the study of any religion. As well as being useful, it is also enjoyable' Journal of Theological Studies, vol.52,no.2 `makes accessible a useful selection of studies of key areas of ancient Greek religion' Journal of Theological Studies, vol.52,no.2 `a brilliant survey of the achievements and trends in Greek religion during the last decades' Prof. Dr. Walter Burkert

Religion in Society What is Polis Religion? Further aspects of Polis religion Tribes, festivals, and processions: Civic ceremonial and political manipulation in archaic Greece Greek states and Greek oracles From Oedipus to Periander: Lameness, tyranny, incest in legend and history Archaeology of the Sacred Demeter in the ancient Greek city and its countryside Greek sanctuaries as places of refuge The archaeology of the hero Votives and votaries in Greek sanctuaries Myths and Rituals Jason, Hypsipyle, and New Fire at Lemnos: A study of myth and ritual The Locrian maidens Scapegoat rituals in ancient Greece Women and sacrifice in classical Greece Boundary Disputes Greek magic, Greek religion Misconceptualizing classical mythology

ISBN: 9780198721918
ISBN-10: 0198721919
Series: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64

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