Oxford Readings in Greek Religion (Hardback)
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Short Description for Oxford Readings in Greek Religion This volume covers various areas of interest in the study of Greek religion. The topics covered include: the relationship between religion and politics; new perspectives opened up by archaeological finds; the symbiosis between myth and ritual and gender differences in religious practice.
- Published: 22 March 2001
- Format: Hardback 382 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198721918 ISBN 10: 0198721919
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The study of ancient Greek religion has been excitingly renewed in the last thirty years. Key areas of interest have been: the relationship between religion and politics; new and unexpected perspectives opened up by archaeological finds; the symbiosis between myth and ritual; the role of gender differences in the practice and perception of religion; conceptual problems raised by the very notion of 'religion'. This volume gathers together challenging papers by many of the most innovative participants in this renewal. Almost all the articles have been revised by their authors and/or provided with Addenda, to take account of the most recent scholarship. One article has been translated specifically for this collection; another is for the first time provided with illustrations. No single school or style of approach is privileged: the aim is to illustrate a range of possible methods which may be adopted in the investigation of this endlessly fascinating material. The volume also contains an important introductory essay by Richard Buxton.