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Author Mikalson, Jon D., 1943-

Title Herodotus and religion in the Persian Wars / Jon D. Mikalson
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (269 pages) : 1 map
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; ONE: A Religious Account of the Persian Invasions; TWO: Greek Gods, Heroes, and the Divine in the Persian Invasions; THREE: Some Religious Beliefs and Attitudes of Herodotus; APPENDIX: Herodotus on the Origins of Greek Religion; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Passages Cited; A; C; D; E; H; I; L; P; Q; S; T; V; X; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Z
Summary The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. By showing how the Greeks practiced their religion at this pivotal moment in their history, Jon Mikalson reveals a religious dimension of the Persian Wars that has been previously overlooked
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and indexes
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Subject Herodotus. History.
Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C. -- Religious aspects.
Greece -- Religion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002154453
ISBN 0807827983
0807862010 (electronic bk.)
9780807862018 (electronic bk.)