Ancient Greek Religion (Blackwell Ancient Religions) by Jon D. Mikalson

By Jon D. Mikalson

Ancient Greek Religion presents an advent to the basic ideals, practices, and significant deities of Greek religion.

  • makes a speciality of Athens within the classical period
  • contains exact dialogue of Greek gods and heroes, delusion and cult, and brilliant descriptions of Greek faith because it was once practiced
  • old texts are awarded in containers to advertise idea and dialogue, and considerable illustrations aid readers visualize the wealthy and sundry spiritual lifetime of historic Greece
  • Revised version comprises extra boxed texts and bibliography, an 8-page colour plate part, a brand new dialogue of the character of Greek “piety,” and a brand new bankruptcy on Greek faith and Greek Culture
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