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  • Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near Eastby Jan N. Bremmer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00

    In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East. This challenging book contributes greatly to this interest by studying the Near Eastern background of important Greek myths, such as those of the creation of the world and the first woman, the Flood, the Golden Fleece,... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Afterlifeby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only... more...

  • From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexualityby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalitÚs . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • Interpretations of Greek Mythologyby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Interpretations of Greek Mythology , first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ?Paris school? of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek myths, all of which eschew a monolithic or exclusively... more...

  • Perpetua's Passionsby Jan N. Bremmer; Marco Formisano

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 149.99

    Perpetua's Passions is a collection of studies about Perpetua, a young female Christian martyr who was executed in 203 AD. Like her spiritual guide, Saturus, Perpetua left a diary, and a few years after their deaths a fellow Christian collected these writings and supplied them with an introduction and epilogue: the so-called Passion of Perpetua.... more...

  • The Gods of Ancient Greeceby Jan Bremmer; Andrew Erskine; Christoph Auffarth

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 180.50

    The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. This book brings together a team of international... more...

  • Between Poverty and the Pyreby Jan Bremmer; Lourens Van Den Bosch

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Between Poverty and the Pyre examines the history of the experience of widowhood across different cultures. It brings together a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists and philologists. The book shows how difficult it is to define the 'typical' widow, as the experiences of these women have differed so widely, not simply because of their... more...

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