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Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293946
eISBN:
9780520967250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period ... More


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


Hierarchy and Structure in Roman Polytheism: Roman Methods of Conceiving Action†

John Scheid

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0033
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Theology of Rome is seen as a strong argument in favor of Roman cultural underdevelopment. So, the well-known litanies of ‘functional’ deities, those ‘Sondergötter’ dear to the heart of Hermann ... 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


Ancient Polytheisms and Modern Antagonisms: Hermann Usener’s Theory of Sondergötter

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/9780198737896.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The third chapter discusses H. Usener’s (1834–1905) theory of Augenblicks- and Sondergötter. This theory, which may be seen as the contrasting pole to the theory of universal gods, provided a ... More


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