Theologies of Ancient Greek Religion

Author: Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107153476
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book does away once and for all with the assumption that only religions of the book think systematically about god(s).


Author: Kai Brodersen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825853419
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The Art of Libation in Classical Athens

Author: Milette Gaifman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300192274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handsome volume presents an innovative look at the imagery of libations, the most commonly depicted ritual in ancient Greece, and how it engaged viewers in religious performance. In a libation, liquid--water, wine, milk, oil, or honey--was poured from a vessel such as a jug or a bowl onto the ground, an altar, or another surface. Libations were made on occasions like banquets, sacrifices, oath-taking, departures to war, and visitations to tombs, and their iconography provides essential insight into religious and social life in 5th-century BC Athens. Scenes depicting the ritual often involved beholders directly--a statue's gaze might establish the onlooker as a fellow participant, or painted vases could draw parallels between human practices and acts of gods or heroes. Beautifully illustrated with a broad range of examples, including the Caryatids at the Acropolis, the Parthenon Frieze, Attic red-figure pottery, and funerary sculpture, this important book demonstrates the power of Greek art to transcend the boundaries between visual representation and everyday experience.

Female Mobility and Gendered Space in Ancient Greek Myth

Author: Ariadne Konstantinou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474256775
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Women's mobility is central to understanding cultural constructions of gender. Regarding ancient cultures, including ancient Greece, a re-evaluation of women's mobility within the household and beyond it is currently taking place. This invites an informed analysis of female mobility in Greek myth, under the premise that myth may open a venue to social ideology and the imaginary. Female Mobility and Gendered Space in Ancient Greek Myth offers the first comprehensive analysis of this topic. It presents close readings of ancient texts, engaging with feminist thought and the 'mobility turn'. A variety of Olympian goddesses and mortal heroines are explored, and the analysis of their myths follows specific chronological considerations. Female mobility is presented in quite diverse ways in myth, reflecting cultural flexibility in imagining mobile goddesses and heroines. At the same time, the out-of-doors spaces that mortal heroines inhabit seem to lack a public or civic quality, with the heroines being contained behind 'glass walls'. In this respect, myth seems to reproduce the cultural limitations of ancient Greek social ideology on mobility, inviting us to reflect not only on the limits of mythic imagination but also on the timelessness of Greek myth.

Ancestral Fault in Ancient Greece

Author: Renaud Gagné
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110743534X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ancestral fault is a core idea of Greek literature. 'The guiltless will pay for the deeds later: either the man's children, or his descendants thereafter', said Solon in the sixth century BC, a statement echoed throughout the rest of antiquity. This notion lies at the heart of ancient Greek thinking on theodicy, inheritance and privilege, the meaning of suffering, the links between wealth and morality, individual responsibility, the bonds that unite generations and the grand movements of history. From Homer to Proclus, it played a major role in some of the most critical and pressing reflections of Greek culture on divinity, society and knowledge. The burning modern preoccupation with collective responsibility across generations has a long, deep antecedent in classical Greek literature and its reception. This book retraces the trajectories of Greek ancestral fault and the varieties of its expression through the many genres and centuries where it is found.

Kurze Einf hrung in die antike Philosophie

Author: Julia Annas
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783825232016
Format: PDF
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Julia Annas wählt für ihre Einführung in die antike Philosophie den Zugang über exemplarische Fragen: Was bewegte Medea zu ihrer Entscheidung? Warum lesen wir heute Platons "Staat"? Was ist das glückliche Leben? Gibt es in der Natur Absichten? Wann hat alles angefangen? Was hat uns die antike Philosophie heute noch zu sagen? Ergänzt wird ihre überaus anregende Darstellung durch eine Zeitleiste zu den zentralen Personen dieser Epoche.