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The Greek Gods in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German and British Scholarship

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/9780748637980.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The late 19th and early 20th century is a landmark in the history of the study of the Greek gods. In this paper, I examine key models of interpretation of the Greek gods in Germany and Britain at ... More


The Pillar and the Maiden: Newnham 1906–1907

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Together with Gilbert Murray and Francis Cornford, Harrison dreamed of a new way forward in the study of religion, exploring the relationship of religion to philosophy, ethnology, and literature. Her ... More


Radio's Democracy: The Politics of the Fireside

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates radio democracy. The new radio democracy relied on mass communication and listeners' abilities to personalize it in order to adapt broadly democratic principles to fit a mass ... More


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

Michael D. Konaris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book examines major theories of interpretation of the Greek gods in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German and British scholarship, and their implications and influence with a primary, ... More


British Responses

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/9780198737896.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The fourth chapter examines British responses to German scholarship and the treatment of the Greek gods in the new context created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century by anthropology, ... More


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