The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. This book brings together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The book looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity. How do the Greek gods function in a polytheistic pantheon and what is their connection to the heroes? What is the influence of philosophy? What does archaeology tell us about the gods? In what way do the gods in Late Antiquity differ from those in classical Greece? This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.
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Descrizione libro Edinburgh University Press, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780748637980 Hardback, 552pp.This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0137738
Descrizione libro Edinburgh University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 552 pages. 9.21x6.14x1.42 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0748637982
Descrizione libro Edinburgh University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0748637982
Descrizione libro Edinburgh University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0748637982