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Author Parker, Robert, 1950-

Title Polytheism and society at Athens / Robert Parker
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (576 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Conventions and Abbreviations -- Introduction -- I -- 1 Ancestral Gods, Ancestral Tombs: The Household and Beyond -- 2 Those with Whom I Sacrifice -- 3 Places of Cult: Athens and the Demes -- 4 International Religion -- 5 Who Prays for Athens? Religion in Civic Life -- 6 Those Who Make a Profession out of Rites: Unlicensed Religion, and Magic -- 7 Religion in the Theatre -- II -- 8 Festivals and Their Celebrants -- Annexe: The FESTIVAL Skira -- 9 Things Done at Festivals -- 10 The Festival Year -- Annexe: The Oschophoria -- 11 Parthenoi in Ritual -- Annexe 1: Kanephoroi at Brauron? -- Annexe 2: Festivals for Boys -- 12 The Panathenaea -- 13 Womens Festivals: Thesmophoria and Adonia -- 14 The Anthesteria and other Dionysiac Rites -- 15 Eleusinian Festivals -- 16 Festivals, Rituals, Myths: Reprise -- III -- 17 Gods at Work I: Protecting the City -- 18 Gods at Work II: The Growth of Plants and Men -- Annexe: Heroes and Heroines -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Attic Festivals -- Appendix 2: Alciphron as Heortologist -- Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Select Index of Sources and Monuments -- A -- C -- D -- E -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- O -- P -- S -- T -- V -- X
Summary A comprehensive account of Athenian religion from every angle - public festivals are there, including the Eleusinian Mysteries, but so are private rites and magic, and the treatment of religion by the great playwrights of Athens. The Athenians emerge as b
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Polytheism.
Manners and customs.
Polytheism.
Religion.
Athens (Greece) -- Religion
Athens (Greece) -- Social life and customs
Greece -- Athens.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199216116
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