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The Resource Introducing new gods : the politics of Athenian religion, Robert Garland

Introducing new gods : the politics of Athenian religion, Robert Garland

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Introducing new gods : the politics of Athenian religion
Title
Introducing new gods
Title remainder
the politics of Athenian religion
Statement of responsibility
Robert Garland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The religious imagination of the Greeks, Robert Garland observes, was populated by divine beings whose goodwill could not be counted upon, and worshipers faced a heavy burden of choice among innumerable deities to whom they might offer their devotion. These deities--and Athenian polytheism itself--remained in constant flux as cults successively came into favor and waned. Examining the means through which the Athenians established and marketed cults, this handsomely illustrated book is the first to illuminate the full range of motives--political and economic, as well as spiritual--which prompted them to introduce new gods." "Greek religion was infused with the passions of those who created it, Garland asserts, and must be understood in the context of wider social and political developments. Drawing on a wealth of literary and archaeological evidence, he investigates religious innovations at critical points in Athenian history from the Persian Wars in the eighth century B.C. down to the trial of Sokrates in 399 on charges including his failure to acknowledge state-recognized gods. While paying particular attention to the development of the Athenian cults of Pan, Artemis Aristoboule, Theseus, Bendis, and Asklepios, Garland provides a rich overview of features characteristic of religious expression throughout the Greek world." "Introducing New Gods reconstructs the religious life of Athens with a compelling mix of imagination and insight. Classicists, ancient historians, and anyone interested in the history of religion will welcome it."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garland, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and politics
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Introducing new gods : the politics of Athenian religion, Robert Garland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-225) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Others and the Other -- 1. Ancestral Rites -- 2. Pheidippides and the Magic Mountain -- 3. Themistokles and the Cult of the Intellect -- 4. Theseus' Old Bones -- 5. Transfiguration and the Maiden -- 6. Asklepios and his Sacred Snake -- 7. Sokrates and the New Daimonia -- 8. The World of the Athenian Aition -- Chronology of Athenian Religion -- Index Locorum -- Index of Gods and Heroes
Control code
24589927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801427664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91035672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1437288
Label
Introducing new gods : the politics of Athenian religion, Robert Garland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-225) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Others and the Other -- 1. Ancestral Rites -- 2. Pheidippides and the Magic Mountain -- 3. Themistokles and the Cult of the Intellect -- 4. Theseus' Old Bones -- 5. Transfiguration and the Maiden -- 6. Asklepios and his Sacred Snake -- 7. Sokrates and the New Daimonia -- 8. The World of the Athenian Aition -- Chronology of Athenian Religion -- Index Locorum -- Index of Gods and Heroes
Control code
24589927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801427664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91035672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1437288

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