Religion in the Ancient Greek City

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Author  Louise Bruit Zaidman
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 29, 1993
ISBN  0521423570
Pages  306

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This book is an English translation of the French work La Religion Grecque. Its purpose is to consider how religious beliefs and cultic rituals were given expression in ancient Greece. The chapters cover first ritual and then myth, rooting the account in the practices of the classical city while also taking seriously the world of the imagination. For this edition the bibliography has been substantially revised to meet the needs of a mainly student, English-speaking readership. The book is enriched throughout by illustrations, and by quotations from original sources.

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