Ancient Greek Religion - eBook
Ancient Greek Religion - eBook  -     By: Jon D. Mikalson
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444358193
ISBN-13: 9781444358193
Series: Blackwell Ancient Religions

Publisher's Description

Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion.
  • Focuses on Athens in the classical period
  • Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced
  • Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought and discussion, and abundant illustrations help readers visualize the rich and varied religious life of ancient Greece
  • Revised edition includes additional boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page color plate section, a new discussion of the nature of Greek “piety,” and a new chapter on Greek Religion and Greek Culture

Author Bio

Jon D. Mikalson is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. In 1968-1969 he was a Fellow and in 1994-1995 a Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. His books include Athenian Popular Religion (1983), Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy (1991), Religion in Hellenistic Athens (1998), and Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars (2002).

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the first edition:

"A brilliant general synthesis covering the Greek world over the period of 'classical' Athens ... [Mikalson's] book is a model of how it should be done." BBC History Magazine

"A first introduction to ancient Greek religion, which encompasses hundreds of deities of several different types, and varied widely over nearly two thousand years and thousands of large and small Greek city-states." Reference and Research Book News

"Clearly written and organised, it will be appreciated by students." Antiquity

"It is well written, very accurate, and communicative." Australian Religion Studies Review

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year

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