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The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations (Edinburgh…

by Jan N. Bremmer (Editor), Andrew Erskine (Editor)

Other authors: Christoph Auffarth (Contributor), Judith M. Barringer (Contributor), Alberto Bernabé (Contributor), Richard Buxton (Contributor), Claude Calame (Contributor)19 more, Tom H. Carpenter (Contributor), Matthew W. Dickie (Contributor), Ken Dowden (Contributor), Christopher A. Faraone (Contributor), Robert L. Fowler (Contributor), Stella Georgoudi (Contributor), Fritz Graf (Contributor), Albert Henrichs (Contributor), Sarah Iles Johnston (Contributor), Anja Klockner (Contributor), Michael Konaris (Contributor), Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta (Contributor), Kenneth Lapatin (Contributor), Ivana Petrovic (Contributor), Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge (Contributor), Ian Rutherford (Contributor), Richard Seaford (Contributor), Emma Stafford (Contributor), Simon Trepanier (Contributor)

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The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modernscholarship. This book brings together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity.The book looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity. How do the Greek gods function in a polytheistic pantheon and what is their connection to the heroes? What is the influence of philosophy? What does archaeology tell usabout the gods? In what way do the gods in Late Antiquity differ from those in classical Greece? This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.… (more)

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Bremmer, Jan N.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Erskine, AndrewEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Auffarth, ChristophContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barringer, Judith M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernabé, AlbertoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buxton, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Calame, ClaudeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carpenter, Tom H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickie, Matthew W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dowden, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faraone, Christopher A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Robert L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Georgoudi, StellaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Graf, FritzContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henrichs, AlbertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnston, Sarah IlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klockner, AnjaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Konaris, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lanzillotta, Lautaro RoigContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lapatin, KennethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Petrovic, IvanaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pirenne-Delforge, VincianeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Seaford, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stafford, EmmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modernscholarship. This book brings together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity.The book looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity. How do the Greek gods function in a polytheistic pantheon and what is their connection to the heroes? What is the influence of philosophy? What does archaeology tell usabout the gods? In what way do the gods in Late Antiquity differ from those in classical Greece? This book presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.

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