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Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book takes a radically new look at the ancient Greek notions of purity and pollution. Its main concern is the inner state of individual worshippers as they approach the gods and interact with ... More


Understanding Retribution in a Changing Religious Landscape: The Case of Yan Zhitui 顏之推‎ (531–591 CE)

Natasha Heller

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers ideas of sin, retribution, and injustice from the introduction of Buddhism to China to 600 CE. The concepts of karma and transmigration are usually considered among the most ... More


Aristophanes’ ‘Pure Mind’

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 11 analyses a rare instance in which comedy addresses the issues of inner purity, and focuses on Aristophanes’ Frogs. In v. 355, the leader of the chorus of the initiates in the underworld ... More


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