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The Resource Oxford readings in Greek religion, edited by Richard Buxton

Oxford readings in Greek religion, edited by Richard Buxton

Label
Oxford readings in Greek religion
Title
Oxford readings in Greek religion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Buxton
Title variation
Greek religion
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
292.08
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL782
LC item number
.O88 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford readings in classical studies
Label
Oxford readings in Greek religion, edited by Richard Buxton
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-372)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Religion in society: What is polis religion? / Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood. Further aspects of polis religion / Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood. Tribes, festivals, and processions: civic ceremonial and political manipulation in archaic Greece / W.R. Connor. Greek states and Greek oracles / Robert Parker. From Oedipus to Periander: lameness, tyranny, incest in legend and history / J.-P. Vernant -- II. Archaeology of the sacred: Demeter in the ancient Greek city and its countryside / Susan Guettel Cole. Greek sanctuaries as places of refuge / Ulrich Sinn. The archaeology of the hero / Anthony Snodgrass. Votives and votaries in Greek sanctuaries / Folkert Van Straten -- III. Myths and rituals: Jason, Hypsipyle, and new fire at Lemnos: a study in myth and ritual / Walter Burkert. The Locrian maidens / Fritz Graf. Scapegoat rituals in ancient Greece / Jan N. Bremmer. Women and sacrifice in classical Greece / Robin Osborne -- IV. Boundary disputes: Greek magic, Greek religion / Robert L. Fowler. Misconceptualizing classical mythology / C. Robert Phillips
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9780198721901
Lccn
2001269703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946945392
Label
Oxford readings in Greek religion, edited by Richard Buxton
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-372)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Religion in society: What is polis religion? / Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood. Further aspects of polis religion / Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood. Tribes, festivals, and processions: civic ceremonial and political manipulation in archaic Greece / W.R. Connor. Greek states and Greek oracles / Robert Parker. From Oedipus to Periander: lameness, tyranny, incest in legend and history / J.-P. Vernant -- II. Archaeology of the sacred: Demeter in the ancient Greek city and its countryside / Susan Guettel Cole. Greek sanctuaries as places of refuge / Ulrich Sinn. The archaeology of the hero / Anthony Snodgrass. Votives and votaries in Greek sanctuaries / Folkert Van Straten -- III. Myths and rituals: Jason, Hypsipyle, and new fire at Lemnos: a study in myth and ritual / Walter Burkert. The Locrian maidens / Fritz Graf. Scapegoat rituals in ancient Greece / Jan N. Bremmer. Women and sacrifice in classical Greece / Robin Osborne -- IV. Boundary disputes: Greek magic, Greek religion / Robert L. Fowler. Misconceptualizing classical mythology / C. Robert Phillips
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9780198721901
Lccn
2001269703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946945392

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