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By Jennifer Larson

ISBN-10: 0415324483

ISBN-13: 9780415324489

ISBN-10: 0415491029

ISBN-13: 9780415491020

Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary resources; and incorporating present scholarly theories, this quantity will function a superb spouse to any creation to Greek mythology, exhibiting an aspect of the Greek gods to which so much scholars are infrequently exposed.

Detailed sufficient for use as a short reference device or textual content, and delivering a readable account targeting the oldest, so much common, and best spiritual practices of the traditional Greek global within the Archaic and Classical classes, Ancient Greek Cults surveys historical Greek faith throughout the cults of its gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines.

Jennifer Larson comfortably summarizes an unlimited volume 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 studying this publication will let readers to realize a clean viewpoint on Greek religion.

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