Ancient Greek Religion: Historical Sources in Translation presents a wide range of documents relating to the religious world of the ancient Greeks from the earliest surviving literature to around the end of the fourth century BCE. Presents a wide range of documents relating to the religious world of the ancient Greeks, from the earliest surviving literature to around the end of the fourth century BCE Provides extensive background information for readers with no previous knowledge of classical studies Brings together new and rare passages for comparison - with occasional new interpretations - to appeal to professionals Offers a variety of less frequently examined material and looks at familiar texts in new ways Includes the use of extensive cross-referencing to indicate the interconnectedness of different aspects of religious practice and thought Includes the most comprehensive commentary and updated passages available in a single volume
Emily Kearns is lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature and a Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. She is co-editor with Simon Price of the Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion (2003) and author of The Heroes of Attica (1989).
Introduction. Abbreviations. List of illustrations/acknowledgements. 1. Gods and Religion. 2. Mythology. 3. Closeness and Distance. 4. Ritual Contexts. 5. Sanctuaries I. 6. Sanctuaries II. Suggestions for further reading.