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- DescriptionWas Ancient Greek religion really 'mere ritualism'? Early Christians denounced the pagans for the disorderly plurality of their cults, and reduced Greek religion to ritual and idolatry. This book argues that there was an important place for belief in Greek rituals, examining notions of inner purity and pollution as a manifestation of such belief.
- Author BiographyAndrej Petrovic (PhD Heidelberg) is a Reader at the Classics and Ancient History Department, Durham University. He specialises in the study of Greek religion and Greek epigraphy (in particular ritual norms and verse inscriptions), and has published widely on these topics. His previous authored and co-edited books include Kommentar zu den simonideischen Versinschriften (Brill 2007) and Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram (CUP 2010). His current book-length projects, undertaken jointly with Ivana Petrovic, include an investigation of inner purity and pollution within the wider Mediterranean context, and a study of bound divinities. Ivana Petrovic (PhD Heidelberg / Giessen) is a Senior Lecturer at Durham University. Her first book dealt with representations of contemporary religious life in the Hellenistic poetry Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp. Artemiskult bei Theokrit und Kallimachos, Brill 2007, and she has co-edited volumes and published extensively on Ancient Greek poetry, Greek and Roman religion and magic, and material culture and art (CUP, Steiner Verlag, Brill). Her two forthcoming books, co-authored jointly with Andrej Petrovic, deal with inner purity and pollution from the Hellenistic period onwards and the divine bondage in Greek religion.
- PrizesShortlisted for Runciman Award 2017.
- Author(s)Andrej Petrovic,Ivana Petrovic
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication13/10/2016
- GenreNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Weight672 g
- Width166 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine24 mm
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