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The Minoan-Mycenaean Religion and Its Survival in Greek Religion

Author: Martin Persson Nilsson
Publsiher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Total Pages: 684
Release: 1971
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780819602732
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A History of Greek Religion

Author: Martin Persson Nilsson
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1980
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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This book provides an account of Greek national religion and its decay. The following subjects are covered: Minoan-Mycenaean religion and its survival in Greek religion; Origins of Greek mythology; Primitive belief and ritual; Gods of nature and of human life; The Homeric anthropomorphism and rationalism; Legalism and mysticism; The civic religion; The religion of the cultured classes and the religion of the peasants.

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The Cambridge Ancient History

Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1172
Release: 1970
Genre: Balkan Peninsula
ISBN: 9780521086912
Rating: 4.1/5 (869 downloads)

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Greek Religion

Author: Walter Burkert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-06-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 1118724976
Rating: 4.4/5 (76 downloads)

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This is the first major synthesis of Greek religion to appear for a generation. A clearly structured and readable survey for classical scholars and students, it will also be generally welcomed as the best modern account of any polytheistic religious system. The text builds up an impressive and coherent picture of the current state of knowledge about the religion of the ancient Greeks.

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Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Author: John C. Stephens
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2016-06-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1443895512
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This book offers a clear and concise historical overview of the major religious movements of the ancient Mediterranean world existing from the time of the second millennium BCE up until the fourth century CE, including both the Judeo-Christian and pagan religious traditions. Recognizing the significant role of religious institutions in human history and acknowledging the diversity of religious ideas and practices in the ancient Mediterranean world, “religion” is defined as a collection of myths, beliefs, rituals, ethical practices, social institutions and experiences related to the realm of the sacred cosmos. Without focusing too much attention on technicalities and complex vocabulary, the book provides an introductory road map for exploring the vast array of religious data permeating the ancient Mediterranean world. Through an examination of literary and archeological evidence, the book summarizes the fundamental religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Near Eastern world, including the religious traditions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Israel. Turning westward, the fascinating world of ancient Greek and Roman religion is considered next. The discussion begins with a description of Minoan-Mycenaean religion, followed by a consideration of classical Roman and Greek religion. Next, the numerous religious movements that blossomed during Hellenistic-Roman times are discussed. In addition, the fundamental theological contributions of various Greco-Roman philosophical schools of thought, including Orphism, Stoicism, Pythagoreanism, Platonism and Neo-Platonism, are described. Greco-Roman philosophy functioned as a quasi-religious outlook for many, and played a decisive role in the evolution of religion in the classical and Hellenistic period. The theological speculations of the philosophers regarding the nature of God and the soul made a huge impact in religious circles during the classical and Hellenistic era. Moving forward in history from archaic and classical times to the later Hellenistic-Roman period, the old religious order of the past falls by the wayside and a new updated religious paradigm begins to develop throughout the Mediterranean world, with a greater emphasis being placed upon the religious individual and the expression of personal religious feelings. There are several important social and historical reasons for this shift in perspective and these factors are explained in the chapter focusing upon personal religion in Hellenistic times. Since the entire religious topography of the ancient Mediterranean world is rarely outlined in a single volume, this book will be a welcome addition to anyone’s library.

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The Origins of Greek Religion

Author: Bernard C. Dietrich
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2016-07-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 3110840871
Rating: 4.0/5 (71 downloads)

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Nilsson's seminal work on Minoan-Myceanaean religion had its second edition in 1950 prior to the decipherment of Linear B; yet he found much in the archaeological record of the Bronze Age which he associated with later Greek religion. In that respect his insights were vindicated by the reading of those tablets which bore the names of classical Greek divinities, though at tme time new conclusions were needed about Indo-European arrival in Greek lands. Dietrich, with Nilsson very much in mind, starts from the premises that beliefs and their associated rites are inherently conservative; that, even where populations change, they tend to do so gradually, creating fusions rather than wholesale disruptions in ritual practice. An understanding of classical Greek religion thus, necessarily, depends on appreciation of its forerunners in the Bronze Age; and they, in turn, on evidence from the better documented religions of the Middle East. Dietrich's four main chapters deal first with those eastern links; then with the old traditions of Minoan Crete; next with the interplay of pre-Greek Minoan and Greek Mycenaean cultures; and finally he attempts to bridge the commonly assumed divide between bronze age and archaic Greece. Appendixes deal with Minoan peak-sanctuaries, with Apollo at Delphi, and (sympathetically) with Nilsson's pervasive view that Greek mythology was first formulated in the Mycenaean age. In these areas a great deal more work has been done since 1974. Dietrich's thoroughly researched work was at once trend-setting and provocative. It is here made available for the first time in paperback; for it still contains much of importance for the student of Greek religion.

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Author: Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft. Internationales Colloquium
Publsiher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2008
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783447058551
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Anlasslich des 100. Jahrestages des Beginns der deutschen Ausgrabungen in Hattuscha, der Hauptstadt der Hethiter im Zentralanatolien des 2. Jahrtausends v. Chr., fand 2006 an der Universitat Wurzburg eine internationale Tagung der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft statt. Der Band enthalt die Druckfassung von 21 Vortragen, in denen einschlagig ausgewiesene Archaologen, Philologen und Historiker aus dem In- und Ausland eine Bilanz von 100 Jahren Hethiterforschung ziehen.Die Beitrage sind thematisch geordnet und behandeln zunachst die neuen Perspektiven der Ausgrabungen in Bogazkoy sowie die Edition und Auswertung der Keilschrifttexte aus Hattu'a. Den grossten Raum nehmen anschliessend die Beitrage ein, die Verbindungen zu anatolischen Randgebieten und zu der ausseranatolischen Welt thematisieren. Den Abschluss bilden Beitrage zur grossreichszeitlichen Politik und zum Nachleben altanatolischer Kunst im Syrien des 1. Jahrtausends v. Chr.

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Author: Kevin T. Glowacki
Publsiher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2011-06-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1621390039
Rating: 4.0/5 (39 downloads)

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This volume presents the papers of an international colloquium on the archaeology of houses and households in ancient Crete held in Ierapetra in May 2005. The 38 papers presented here range from a discussion of household activities at Final Neolithic Phaistos to the domestic correlates of “globalization” during the early Roman Empire. These studies demonstrate a variety of methodological approaches currently employed for understanding houses and household activities. Key themes include understanding the built environment in all of its manifestations, the variability of domestic organization, the role of houses and households in mediating social (and perhaps even ethnic) identity within a community or region, household composition, and of course, household activities of all types, ranging from basic subsistence needs to production and consumption at a suprahousehold level.

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Interpretation and Dionysos

Author: Park McGinty
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1978-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 3110801825
Rating: 4.1/5 (25 downloads)

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Since its founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

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Cretan Sanctuaries and Cults

Author: Mieke Prent
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 813
Release: 2005-06-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9047406907
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This volume offers a contextual study of sanctuaries and cults in Crete in the transitional period from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the Archaic period (c.1200 to 600 BC). It provides a dynamic picture of the interplay of religious tradition and societal change in a period long considered a 'Dark Age' by Classical scholarship.

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La Filologia greca e latina nel secolo XX

Total Pages: 610
Release: 1989
Genre: Classical philology
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Fastorum libri sex

Author: Ovid
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2015-03-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 1108082483
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This 1929 five-volume edition of Ovid's unfinished Fasti offers text, English translation and a detailed commentary, with illustrations.

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Religion and Society in Middle Bronze Age Greece

Author: Helène Whittaker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2014-05-12
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 113995265X
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The Middle Helladic period has received little attention, partially because of scholars' view of it as merely the prelude to the Mycenaean period and partially because of the dearth of archaeological evidence from the period. In this book, Helène Whittaker demonstrates that Middle Helladic Greece is far more interesting than its material culture might at first suggest. Whittaker comprehensively reviews and discusses the archaeological evidence for religion on the Greek mainland, focusing on the relationship between religious expression and ideology. The book argues that religious beliefs and rituals played a significant role in the social changes that were occurring at the time. The arguments and conclusions of this book will be relevant beyond the Greek Bronze Age and will contribute to the general archaeological debate on prehistoric religion.

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The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology

Author: Martin Nilsson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2022-08-19
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0520335880
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The last major work of the giant of the field. Martin P. Nilsson set himself the task of tracing the elements of Greekmythology, as they appear in Homer's Iliad, to their source in Mycenaean culture, a much earlier period. His conclusions, drawn from a very limited empirical material - archaeology, very few relevant Linear B texts - are remarkably compelling. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1972.

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Feminism And Art History

Author: Norma Broude
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2018-02-23
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0429980167
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A long-needed corrective and alternative view of Western art history, these seventeen essays by respected scholars are arranged chronologically and cover every major period from the ancient Egyptian to the present. While several of the essays deal with major women artists, the book is essentially about Western art history and the extent to which it has been distorted, in every period, by sexual bias. With 306 illustrations.

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Linear B, a 1984 Survey

Author: Anna Morpurgo Davies
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1988
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9782870772898
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Hittite Texts and Greek Religion

Author: Ian Rutherford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-23
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 019259995X
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Our knowledge of ancient Greece has been transformed in the last century by an increased understanding of the cultures of the Ancient Near East. This is particularly true of ancient religion. This book looks at the relationship between the religious systems of Ancient Greece and the Hittites, who controlled Turkey in the Late Bronze Age (1400-1200 BC). The cuneiform texts preserved in the Hittite archives provide a particularly rich source for religious practice, detailing festivals, purification rituals, oracle-consultations, prayers, and myths of the Hittite state, as well as documenting the religious practice of neighbouring Anatolian states in which the Hittites took an interest. Hittite religion is thus more comprehensively documented than any other ancient religious tradition in the Near East, even Egypt. The Hittites are also known to have been in contact with Mycenaean Greece, known to them as Ahhiyawa. The book first sets out the evidence and provides a methodological paradigm for using comparative data. It then explores cases where there may have been contact or influence, such as in the case of scapegoat rituals or the Kumarbi-Cycle. Finally, it considers key aspects of religious practices shared by both systems, such as the pantheon, rituals of war, festivals, and animal sacrifice. The aim of such a comparison is to discover clues that may further our understanding of the deep history of religious practices and, when used in conjunction with historical data, illuminate the differences between cultures and reveal what is distinctive about each of them.