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Introduction the Greek Gods in the Twentieth Century

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Jan Bremmer explores the historiography of the Greek gods over the past century or so. He begins with the Indo-European and Mycenean prehistory of the Greek gods, pointing out that no modern history ... More


Homo Necans

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267347
eISBN:
9780823272341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Cavarero charts modernity’s development of the aggressive subject (always male), from Thomas Hobbes through Walter Burkert, Konrad Lorenz, and René Girard. Hobbes cast war as a natural state. Burkert ... More


Animal Sacrifice: Theory and Practice

Daniel Ullucci

in The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter lays out a theoretical model for understanding the ancient Mediterranean debate over animal sacrifice. The model has two main parts that are critical to understanding the ancient ... More


The Invention of a Ritual

F. S. Naiden

in Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916405
eISBN:
9780199980277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916405.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter reviews recent scholarship on Greek sacrifice, especially that of Burkert and the team of Vernant and Detienne, with their roots in the late nineteenth century, especially Robertson ... More


Sacrifice as Refusal

Gavin Flood

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter argues that sacrifice has to be understood as renunciation. It starts from an account of currently influential theories of sacrifice by René Girard, Walter Burkert, and George Bataille. ... More


George

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1960, some ten years prior to the creation of the Knapp Commission, New York City had been rocked by a front-page scandal involving police payoffs by tow-truck operators. Reporters had exposed ... More


Toody and Muldoon

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the story of police officer Alfonso Jannotta, who along with his partner, came to be dubbed by the Commission as “Toody and Muldoon” after the inept cop heroes of a then-current ... More


Conclusion

Michael D. Konaris

in The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Conclusion looks at the influence of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century scholarship on the course of the study of Greek religion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (from Wilamowitz ... More


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