What Is a God?: Studies in the Nature of Greek Divinity (Paperback)

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By Alan B. Lloyd (Editor)
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In recent study Greek religion has often dissolved itself into many religions. The eleven original essays here focus both on extremes of the Greek world and on its classical 'centre'. Distinguished scholars examine the earliest traces of religious thought in the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. Striking similarities are revealed between religious ideas of Greece and of non-Greek Asia. There are special studies of Apollo, Athena, and Dionysiac religion. And new patterns are identified in the archaic and classical thought of Heraclitus, Herodotus and Sophocles.

About the Author


Alan B. Lloyd's publications on classical and Egyptological subjects include a three-volume commentary on Herodotus Book II (1975-88).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781905125357
ISBN-10: 1905125356
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales
Publication Date: December 31st, 2009
Pages: 187
Language: English