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Table Of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Note on Authors and Translations
Introduction
Greek Religion and the Ancient Near East
A Land Full of Gods: Nature Deities in Greek Religion
Personification in Greek Religious Thought and Practice
The Dead
Heroes and Hero-Cults
Prayers and Hymns
Greek Normative Animal Sacrifice
Divination
A Day in the Life of a Greek Sanctuary
Purity and Pollution
Time and Greek Religion
‘‘Famous Athens, Divine Polis’’: The Religious System at Athens
The Religious System at Sparta
The Religious System at Alexandria
The Religious System in Arcadia
Religion and Society in Classical Greece
Women, Religion, and the Home
‘‘Something to do with Aphrodite’’: Ta Aphrodisia and the Sacred
Finding Dionysus
The Mysteries of Demeter and Kore
Magic in Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Greek Religion and Literature
Greek Religion and Art
Gods of the Silver Screen: Cinematic Representations of Myth and Divinity
Bibliography
Index
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A Companion to Greek Religion

A Companion to Greek Religion

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This major addition to Blackwell’s Companions to theAncient World series covers all aspects of religion in theancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical andinto the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek menand women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacredspaces and ritual, and the divine
This major addition to Blackwell’s Companions to theAncient World series covers all aspects of religion in theancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical andinto the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek menand women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacredspaces and ritual, and the divine

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