Title: Religions of the Ancient Greeks (Key Themes in Ancient History)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press June 1999
0521388678 / 9780521388672
Seller ID: 124866
This is a book about the religious life of the Greeks from archaic times to the fifth century AD, looked at in the context of a variety of different cities and periods. Simon Price examines local practices and concepts in the light of general Greek ideas, relating them to such issues as gender roles, political life, and the trial of Socrates. He lays emphasis on the reactions to Greek religions of ancient thinkers--Greek, Roman and Christian. The evidence drawn on is of all kinds: literary, inscriptional and archaeological.