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By Jennifer Larson

ISBN-10: 0415324483

ISBN-13: 9780415324489

ISBN-10: 0415491029

ISBN-13: 9780415491020

Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary assets; and incorporating present scholarly theories, this quantity will function a very good better half to any creation to Greek mythology, displaying a facet of the Greek gods to which such a lot scholars are hardly exposed.


Detailed adequate for use as a short reference device or textual content, and delivering a readable account targeting the oldest, such a lot frequent, and finest spiritual practices of the traditional Greek global within the Archaic and Classical sessions, Ancient Greek Cults surveys historical Greek faith during the cults of its gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines.


Jennifer Larson very easily summarizes an enormous quantity of fabric in lots of languages, in general inaccessible to undergrad scholars, and explores, intimately, the diversity of cults celebrated via the Greeks, how those cults differed geographically, and the way every one deity used to be conceptualized in neighborhood cult titles and rituals.


Including an introductory bankruptcy on resources and strategies, and recommendations for extra interpreting this ebook will let readers to realize a clean standpoint on Greek religion.

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