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Greek Religion: A Sourcebook Paperback – January 1, 2009

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Greek Religion: A Sourcebook + Roman Religion: A Sourcebook (Focus Classical Sources) + Religions of the Ancient Greeks (Key Themes in Ancient History)
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Product Details

  • Series: Focus Classical Sources
  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.; 1st edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585100315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585100316
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Warrior's text fills a long-acknowledged void for teaching Ancient Religion. There is no real alternative. The best recommendation for her book comes from my students, who voted her Greek and Roman Sourcebooks their favorite texts in my Greek and Roman Religion course.
—Randall M. Colaizzi, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston

This sourcebook sets a very high standard for its competitors to match in the area of Greek religion. Its approach of relying on the ancient sources to speak for themselves, with limited but helpful commentary, is effective and engaging in a way that a dry textbook presentation is not. Given its eminently reasonable price, the accessibility of the translations and the quality of the supporting commentary, anyone teaching a course offering involving the religious practices of ancient Greek civilization ought to consider adopting Greek Religion: a sourcebook.
—Benjamin W. Hicks, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.08.59)

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Designed as a companion to Warrior's Roman Religion: A Sourcebook, this text provides an introduction to the fundamentals of ancient Greek religious belief and ritual through sources. The translation draws from Focus Classical Library sources as well as new translations by the author and other outstanding scholars. Chapters cover such topics as ancient magic, mystery cults, divination, and festivals. Illustrated throughout with photos and maps.

Valerie M. Warrior is a scholar of Greco-Roman history and religion. She has taught at a number of North American colleges and universities and is the author of several books including Roman Religion: A Sourcebook and Greek Religion: A Sourcebook, both for Focus Publishing. She received her B.A. with Honors from Cambridge University, and her Ph.D. from London University.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on February 2, 2014
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I can't believe how great this book is. It covers a multitude of topics dealing with Ancient Greek Religion and arranges all the topics in groups along with giving sources who commented about the topic. This book is extremely beneficial to anyone who is an actual practicing member of Hellenismos Reconstruction. It gives both the name of person quoted, date, source found and who translated the document or artifact. It covers religious life, festivals, marriage, death and oh so much more. Don't lose a chance obtaining this book. I am so glad I added this book to my collection. HELLENISMOS TODAY AND FOREVER!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. L. Champion on September 29, 2009
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This book was required for an Ancient Greek Religion course I am taking. Easy to access and read. Author has own opinion on meaning of ancient test, as do most in the field.
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