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Religion in Hellenistic Athens (Hardcover): Jon D. Mikalson

Religion in Hellenistic Athens (Hardcover)

Jon D. Mikalson

Series: Hellenistic Culture and Society, 29

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Until now, there has been no comprehensive study of religion in Athens from the end of the classical period to the time of Rome's domination of the city. Jon D. Mikalson provides a chronological approach to religion in Hellenistic Athens, disproving the widely held belief that Hellenistic religion during this period represented a decline from the classical era. Drawing from epigraphical, historical, literary, and archaeological sources, Mikalson traces the religious cults and beliefs of Athenians from the battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. to the devastation of Athens by Sulla in 86 B.C., demonstrating that traditional religion played a central and vital role in Athenian private, social, and political life. Mikalson describes the private and public religious practices of Athenians during this period, emphasizing the role these practices played in the life of the citizens and providing a careful scruntiny of individual cults. He concludes his study by using his findings from Athens to call into question several commonly held assumptions about the general development of religion in Hellenistic Greece.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Hellenistic Culture and Society, 29
Release date: June 1998
First published: June 1998
Authors: Jon D. Mikalson
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 385
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-21023-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > General
LSN: 0-520-21023-9
Barcode: 9780520210233

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