A History of Greek Religion

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Author  Martin P. Nilsson
Publisher  Praeger
Publication Date   October 14, 1980
ISBN  0313224668
Pages  316

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This book provides an account of Greek national religion and its decay. The following subjects are covered: Minoan-Mycenaean religion and its survival in Greek religion; Origins of Greek mythology; Primitive belief and ritual; Gods of nature and of human life; The Homeric anthropomorphism and rationalism; Legalism and mysticism; The civic religion; The religion of the cultured classes and the religion of the peasants.

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