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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    In this perceptive and intriguing book, Bremmer takes a fresh look at the major developments in the Western imagination of the afterlife, from the ancient Greeks to the modern near-death experience. more...

  • 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...

  • Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient Worldby Jan N. Bremmer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book explores ancient mystery cults and their influence on emerging Christianity. The author discusses the famous Eleusian Mysteries as well as smaller and lesser-known Greek and Roman mysteries, offering an indispensable in-depth analysis of this fascinating phenomenon. more...

  • Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)by Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    This interdisciplinary collection of studies is the first ever to shed light on a fascinating & much neglected aspect of women's history: widows. The contributors present facets of widows' lives from religious and moral to legal obligations. 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...

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