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  • Die Religion in der römischen Provinz Makedonienby Charalampos Tsochos

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 64.80

    Das römische Makedonien wurde in der althistorischen Forschung allzu oft nur als Randgebiet der römischen Welt wahrgenommen und ist hier vor allem durch punktuelle, wenngleich epochemachende Ereignisse im Bewußtsein, wie etwa durch die Schlacht bei Philippi 42 v. Chr. oder durch die Predigtreisen des Paulus etwa einhundert Jahre später. Um so mehr... more...

  • Offrir en Grèce ancienneby Ioanna Patera

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 65.96

    Moyen fréquemment utilisé pour établir une communication avec les dieux, les offrandes ne correspondent pas exactement, telles qu'on les conçoit aujourd'hui, à ce que les Grecs désignaient ainsi. Le vocabulaire qui leur est associé et les contextes dans lesquels elles sont trouvées sont examinés à partir des sources littéraires, épigraphiques et archéologiques.... more...

  • Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)by Ken Dowden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins ? slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden , first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and offers a comprehensive theory firmly grounded... more...

  • Gottesbild und Wahrnehmungby Peter Eich

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 91.42

    <P>Die Fähigkeit, die innere Vorstellungswelt in Bilddarstellungen umzusetzen, gehört zu den ursprünglichen menschlichen Eigenschaften. Die aus der Vorstellung in die kommunikative Sphäre übersetzten Bilder reproduzieren nicht nur äußere Formen, sondern verankern auch Erinnerungen oder transportieren Ängste, Hoffnungen oder andere Emotionen.... more...

  • Cretan Sanctuaries and Cultsby Mieke Prent

    BRILL 2006; US$ 233.00

    This volume offers a contextual study of sanctuaries and cults in Crete in the transitional period from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the Archaic period (c.1200 to 600 BC). It provides a dynamic picture of the interplay of religious tradition and societal change in a period long considered a 'Dark Age' by Classical scholarship. more...

  • When Atheism Becomes Religionby Chris Hedges

    Free Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of American Fascists and the NBCC finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning comes this timely and compelling work about new atheists: those who attack religion to advance the worst of global capitalism, intolerance and imperial projects. Chris Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard... more...

  • Romanising Oriental Godsby Richard Gordon; Jaime Alvar

    BRILL 2008; US$ 221.00

    Argues that the alternative accounts emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. more...

  • Votives, Places and Rituals in Etruscan Religionby Margarita Gleba; Hilary Becker

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Considering votive, mortuary and secular rituals, this volume offers a contribution to the study of Etruscan culture and gathers material, interpretations and approaches to the areas of Etruscan religion. more...

  • Instructions for the Netherworldby Alberto Bernabe; Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal; Sara Olmos; Michael Chase

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully over other Greek writers and thinkers. This book presents their translation and some fundamental keys for their interpretation. more...

  • La romanisation des dieuxby Alain Cadotte

    BRILL 2006; US$ 221.00

    Presents a global study of the Roman-African pantheon. more...