By Jennifer Larson

Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary assets; and incorporating present scholarly theories, this quantity will function a great better half to any creation to Greek mythology, exhibiting a facet of the Greek gods to which so much scholars are not often exposed.

Detailed sufficient for use as a brief reference device or textual content, and offering a readable account targeting the oldest, such a lot common, and finest spiritual practices of the traditional Greek global within the Archaic and Classical classes, Ancient Greek Cults surveys historic 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, typically inaccessible to undergrad scholars, and explores, intimately, the diversity of cults celebrated by means of 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 proposals for additional studying this ebook will let readers to realize a clean viewpoint on Greek religion.

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