Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources; and incorporating current scholarly theories, this volume will serve as an excellent companion to any introduction to Greek mythology, showing a side of the Greek gods to which most students are rarely exposed.
Detailed enough to be used as a quick reference tool or text, and providing a readable account focusing on the oldest, most widespread, and most interesting religious practices of the ancient Greek world in the Archaic and Classical periods, Ancient Greek Cults surveys ancient Greek religion through the cults of its gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines.
Jennifer Larson conveniently summarizes a vast amount of material in many languages, normally inaccessible to undergrad students, and explores, in detail, the variety of cults celebrated by the Greeks, how these cults differed geographically, and how each deity was conceptualized in local cult titles and rituals.
Including an introductory chapter on sources and methods, and suggestions for further reading this book will allow readers to gain a fresh perspective on Greek religion.
Kent State University, USAReview:
'Jennifer Larson's guide to Ancient Greek Cults is a handy and accessible companion, designed, at least in part, to introduce the topic to monolingual English-speaking students, doubling up the role of quick reference work and readable account' – Ancient West and East
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780415491020 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0257227
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97804154910200000000
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0415491029
Descrizione libro Routledge. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 1979961
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0415491029
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 320 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.80 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0415491029
Descrizione libro Routledge. Condizione libro: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Codice libro della libreria 0415491029
Descrizione libro Routledge, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0415491029