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Title The Oxford handbook of ancient Greek religion / edited by Esther Eidinow and Julia Kindt.

Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  292.08 OXFO    DUE 13-09-19
Edition First edition.
Physical description xxii, 708 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Oxford handbooks.
Oxford handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Part 1. What is Ancient Greek Religion?: 1. Robin Osborne: Unity vs. Diversity? -- 2. Tom Harrison: Belief vs. Practice? -- 3. Emily Kearns: Old vs. New? -- 4. Vinciane Pirenne Delforge and Gabriella Pironti: Many vs. One?. -- Part 2. Types of Evidence: 5. Milette Gaifman: Visual Evidence -- 6. Hannah Willey: Literary Evidence: Prose -- 7. Renaud Gagne: Literary Evidence: Poetry -- 8. Claire Taylor: Epigraphic Evidence -- 9. Caitlin E. Barrett: Material Evidence -- 10. David Martinez: Papyrology. -- Part 3. Myths? Contexts and Representations: 11. Richard Martin: Epic -- 12. Tanja Scheer: Art and Imagery -- 13. Claude Calame: Drama -- 14. Robert Fowler: History -- 15. Rick Benitez and Harold Tarrant: Philosophy. -- Part 4. Where?: 16. Mike Scott: Temples and Sanctuaries -- 17. Matt Dillon: Households, Families, and Women -- 18. Kostas Vlassopoulos: Religion in Communities -- 19. Christy Constantakopoulou: Regional Religious Groups, Amphictionies, and Other Leagues. -- Part 5: How?: 20. Mike Flower: Religious Expertise -- 21. Ralph Anderson: New Gods -- 22. Hugh Bowden: Impiety -- 23. Andrej Petrovic: 'Sacred Law'. -- Part 6. Who?: 24. Susan Deacy: Gods: Olympian or Chthonian -- 25. Carolina López-Ruiz: Gods: Origins -- 26. Gunnel Ekroth: Heroes: Living or Dead? -- 27. Emanuel Voutiras: Dead or Alive? -- 28. Giulia Sfameni Gasparro: Daimonic Power -- 29. Ivana Petrovic: Deification: Gods or Men?.
Part 7: What?: 30. Henk Versnel: Prayer and Curse -- 31. Fred Naiden: Sacrifice -- 32. Sarah Iles Johnston: Oracles and Divination -- 33. Verity Platt: Epiphany -- 34. Fritz Graf: Healing. -- Part 8. When?: 35. Sarah Hitch: From Birth to Death: Life-changing Rituals -- 36. Jan-Matheiu Carbon: Ritual Cycles: Calendars and Festivals -- 37. Radcliffe Edmonds III: Imagining the After-Life. -- Part 9. Beyond?: 38. Gillian Shepherd: Magna Graecia (South Italy and Sicily) -- 39. Maya Muratov: The Northern Black Sea: The Case of the Bosporan Kingdom -- 40. Jan Bremmer: The Ancient Near East -- 41. Kathrin Kleibl: Greco-Egyptian Religion -- 42. Rachael Mairs: Bactria and India -- 43. Lisa Raphals: China and Greece: Comparisons and Insights.
Summary This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship in ancient Greek religion, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. It presents not only key information, but also explores the ways in which such information is gathered and the different approaches that have shaped the area. In doing so, the volume provides a crucial research and orientation tool for students of the ancient world, and also makes a vital contribution to the key debates surrounding the conceptualization of ancient Greek religion. The handbook's initial chapters lay out the key dimensions of ancient Greek religion, approaches to evidence, and the representations of myths. The following chapters discuss the continuities and differences between religious practices in different cultures, including Egypt, the Near East, the Black Sea, and Bactria and India. The range of contributions emphasizes the diversity of relationships between mortals and the supernatural - in all their manifestations, across, between, and beyond ancient Greek cultures - and draws attention to religious activities as dynamic, highlighting how they changed over time, place, and context.
Other author Eidinow, Esther, 1970- editor.
Kindt, Julia, 1975- editor.
Subject Greece -- Religion.
Variant Title Handbook of ancient Greek religion.
Ancient Greek religion.
ISBN 0199642036