By Jennifer Larson
Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary assets; and incorporating present scholarly theories, this quantity will function an outstanding significant other to any creation to Greek mythology, exhibiting an aspect of the Greek gods to which such a lot scholars are infrequently exposed.
Detailed adequate for use as a brief reference instrument or textual content, and delivering a readable account targeting the oldest, such a lot common, and best non secular practices of the traditional Greek international within the Archaic and Classical sessions, Ancient Greek Cults surveys historical Greek faith throughout the cults of its gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines.
Jennifer Larson very easily summarizes an enormous volume of fabric in lots of languages, generally inaccessible to undergrad scholars, and explores, intimately, the range of cults celebrated via the Greeks, how those cults differed geographically, and the way every one deity was once conceptualized in neighborhood cult titles and rituals.
Including an introductory bankruptcy on assets and strategies, and recommendations for additional analyzing this booklet will permit readers to achieve a clean point of view on Greek religion.