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The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World provides a comprehensive examination of the history of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The essays in these volumes have a broad reach, covering the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, and extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period. Its contributors, acknowledged experts in their fields, incorporate a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence into their analyses of their fields. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, as well as to understand how each tradition developed within its broader regional context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations and detailed indexes, these volumes will be an excellent reference tool for scholars and students.


'The book is praiseworthy for the high scholarly quality of the essays that it comprises, many of which include tables, maps figures and vast bibliographies that extend beyond sheer cited references, but also suggest further readings on specific subject that may interest the reader.'

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  • 9 - Minoan Religion
    pp 237-255
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    Modern scholarly understanding of what constituted ancient Assyrian and Babylonian religion is complicated because Assyria and Babylonia were part of the Mesopotamian "stream of tradition". This chapter discusses the borders and history of Assyria and Babylonia because political changes in these areas over time affected the religions practiced there, keeping in mind that both are part of a larger Mesopotamian stream of tradition. It identifies the components focusing on Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, gods, temples, religious personnel, and ritual. The chapter describes the nature of Assyrian and Babylonian religions, their commonalities as well as their differences. Many of the ancient Near Eastern powers of the mid-second millennium fell apart toward the end of the century, and new peoples, such as the Arameans, entered the area, modifying what and who constituted Assyria and its religion. The deities in the Mesopotamian pantheon are depicted with strong, lively personalities and are quick to take action, sometimes to the detriment of humans.
  • 10 - Mycenaean Religion
    pp 256-279
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    The Hittites of second-millennium- BCE Anatolia, like all the peoples of the ancient Near East, perceived deities, demons, and the spirits of the dead to be involved in the most mundane aspects of existence, religion was for them an integral part of daily life. Artistic evidence for Hittite religion is provided by images of gods and goddesses in metal, ivory, and other valuable materials; by cylinder and stamp seals and their impressions on clay tablets, vessels, and bullae; by sculpture in low relief on rock faces and free-standing stones; and by ceramics featuring scenes of worship in relief. The explicit identifi cation of Anatolian with Hurrian deities is attested only in the Empire period. The universe of the Hittites was an integrated system, with no clear-cut boundaries among its levels. The programs of the state cult, probably the most numerous type of text among the surviving Hittite records, prescribe the course of worship in great detail.
  • 11 - Archaic and Classical Greek Religion
    pp 280-306
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    Zoroastrianism was the religion of peoples speaking Iranian languages who, coming from Central Asia circa 1000 BCE, settled on the Iranian Plateau. Among the Iranian tribes who migrated onto the Iranian Plateau around the turn of the millennium were the Medes, whose religious practices as described by the early Greek historians were Zoroastrian and the Persians, who formed the Achaemenid dynasty and practiced Zoroastrianism as known from the Avesta. The royal inscriptions, the Elamite tablets recording goods expended for religious services, and the theophoric proper names preserved in Babylonian, in the Aramaic letters from Elephantine and in Greek documents show that the main elements of Achaemenid religion were those of the Avesta. Archaeological remains provide some additional information about the rituals practiced by the Achaemenids. At Persepolis, for example, mortars and pestles were found that were used in the ritual for pounding the haoma, and, at Naqsh-e Rostam, two structures thought to be outdoor fire altars remain.
  • 12 - Etruscan Religion
    pp 309-335
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    Ancient Israelite and Judean religions emerge in the land of Canaan during the late-second millennium BCE. Israelite and Judean religious traditions focus on the worship of the deity, YHWH, and function especially as national or state religious traditions from the formation of the Israelite monarchy during the twelfth-tenth centuries BCE through the subsequent history of the separate kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Although Judean reform movements frequently emphasize the Jerusalem Temple as the central and exclusive sanctuary for the worship of YHWH, Israelite and Judean religions generally presuppose multiple sanctuaries. The proliferation of mother or mother-goddess figurines in Israel and Judah may represent vestiges of popular religion, Canaanite practice, or even earlier Israelite and Judean religious practice. Finally, prophets play an important role in both northern Israel and southern Judah as figures who communicate oracles from YHWH to the people.
  • 14 - Celtic Religion in Western and Central Europe
    pp 364-386
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    The study of Egyptian religion is complicated by the seemingly alien nature of Egyptian deities and beliefs when viewed from the perspective of cultures accustomed to an anthropomorphic deity or deities. Many early interpretations were guided by the preconception that monotheistic religions were more advanced than animist or polytheistic religions and that Egyptian religion should somehow progress from polytheism to monotheism. The Egyptians had no single version of cosmogony, the creation of the universe, but rather several accounts that varied over time and location. One of the most important is known today as the Heliopolitan Cosmogony because it derives from Heliopolis, the center of solar cult near the ancient capital, Memphis. The sun-god Ra and his travels through the heavens played a highly significant role in Egyptian religion, and many other deities were at times understood as manifestations of the sun-god. Festivals brought the human and divine worlds together at regular intervals.
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
    pp 387-392
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    Religious practice within the Phoenician and Punic city states remained largely a matter of local custom. Phoenician-Punic presence in the western Mediterranean lasted from the ninth century BCE until the fifth or sixth century CE. The so-called tophet of Carthage attracted attention chiefly because of the site's macabre association with infant sacrifice. From the perspective of world history, the Phoenicians built a trade diaspora, perhaps initiated in response to external stimuli, but rapidly taking new form through state-directed market development. The epigraphic sources provide ambiguous evidence that the Adonis myth was influential and enduring in Phoenician-Punic religious practice. One of the distinctive features of Phoenician-Punic mortuary rites now identifiable is a ritual involving the breaking of ceramic ware, particularly plates, cups, and jugs. Phoenicia was in long and sustained contact with the Greek world and exerted considerable influence on Greek religion. major deities of the Punic culture area before considering the rites of the tophet.

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Suggestions for Further Reading
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 1: Sumerian Religion
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature ().
The Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature ().
Chapter 2: Assyrian and Babylonian Religions
Black J., and Green A.. Gods, Demons, and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary (Austin, 1992).
Bottero J. Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods (Chicago, 1992; originally published 1987).
Bottero J. Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia, trans. Fagan T. L. (Chicago, 2001).
Jacobsen T. The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion (New Haven, 1976).
Nijhowne J. Politics, Religion, and Cylinder Seals: A Study of Mesopotamian Symbolism in the Second Millennium B.C. (Oxford, 1999).
Wiggerman F. A. M. Mesopotamian Protective Spirits: The Ritual Texts (Groningen, 1992).
Chapter 3: Hittite Religion
Beckman G. “Temple Building among the Hittites.” In From the Foundations to the Crenelations: Essays on Temple Building in the Ancient Near East and Hebrew Bible, ed. Boda M. J. and Novotny J. (Münster, 2010): 71–89.
Collins B. J. “Hittite Religion and the West.” In Pax Hethitica: Studies on the Hittites and Their Neighbours in Honour of Itamar Singer, ed. Cohen Y., Gilan A., and Miller J. (Wiesbaden, 2010): 54–66.
Haas V. Materia Magica et Medica Hethitica (Berlin, 2003).
Haas V. Hethitische Orakel, Vorzeichen und Abwehrstrategien (Berlin, 2008).
Hoffner H. A. “The Royal Cult in Hatti.” In Text, Artifact, and Image: Revealing Ancient Israelite Religion, ed. Beckman G. and Lewis T. J. (Providence, 2006): 132–51.
Strauss R. Reinigungsrituale aus Kizzuwatna (Berlin, 2006).
Taggar-Cohen A. Hittite Priesthood (Heidelberg, 2006).
Taracha P. Religions of Second Millennium Anatolia (Wiesbaden, 2009).
Chapter 4: Zoroastrianism
Briant P. From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire, trans. Daniels P. T. (Winona Lake, Ind., 2002).
Kellens J. Essays on Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism, trans. and ed. Prods Oktor Skjærvø (Costa Mesa, Calif., 2000).
Kent R. G. Old Persian Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd rev. ed. (New Haven, 1953).
Shaked S., trans. The Wisdom of the Sasanian Sages (Dēnkard VI) (Boulder, 1979).
Wiesehöfer J. Ancient Persia from 550 BC to 650 AD (London, 1996).
Williams A. V. The Pahlavi Rivāyat Accompanying the Dādestān ī Dēnīg. 2 vols. (Copenhagen, 1990).
Chapter 5: Syro-Canaanite Religions
Ahituv S. Echoes from the Past: Hebrew and Cognate Inscriptions from the Biblical Period (Jerusalem, 2008).
Fleming D. E. The Installation of Baal’s High Priestess at Emar: A Window on Ancient Syrian Religion. Harvard Semitic Studies 42 (Cambridge, Mass., 1992).
Lipiński E. The Aramaeans: Their Ancient History, Culture, Religion. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 100 (Leuven, 2000).
Smith M. S., and Pitard W. T.. The Ugaritic Baal Cycle. Volume II: Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary of KTU/CAT 1.3–1.4. Vetus Testamentum Supplement 114 (Leiden, 2008).
Chapter 6: Israelite and Judean Religions
Alberz R. A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period. 2 vols. (Louisville, 1994).
Amihai M. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 10,000–586 B.C.E. (New York, 1990).
Miller P. D. The Religion of Ancient Israel (Louisville, 2000).
Smith M. S. The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel’s Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts (New York, 2001).
Zevit Z. The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches (London, 2001).
Chapter 7: Egyptian Religion
Allen J. P., et al. Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Egypt (New Haven, 1989).
Englund G., ed. The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians: Cognitive Structures and Popular Expressions (Uppsala, 1989).
Forman W., and Quirke S.. Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (Norman, Okla., 1996).
Hornung E. Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many (Ithaca, 1981).
Meeks D., and Favard-Meeks C.. Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods (Ithaca, 1996).
Tobin V. A. Theological Principles of Egyptian Religion (New York, 1989).
Chapter 8: Phoenician-Punic Religion
Aubet M. E. The Phoenician Cemetery of Tyre al-Bass: Excavations 1997–1999. BAAL Hors Série 1 (Beirut, 2004).
Aubet M. E. “The Phoenician Cemetery of Tyre.” Near Eastern Archaeology 73 (2010): 144–55.
Dussaud R. Carthage: Approche d’un civilisation (Tunis, 1993).
López-Ruiz C. When the Gods Were Born: Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East (Cambridge, Mass., 2010).
Markoe G. E. Phoenicians. Peoples of the Past (Berkeley, 2000).
Schmitz P. C. “Deity and Royalty in Dedicatory Formulae: The Ekron Store-Jar Inscription Viewed in the Light of Judg 7:18, 20 and the Inscribed Gold Medallion from the Douïmès Necropolis at Carthage (KAI 73).” Maarav 15.2 (2008): 165–73.
Chapter 9: Minoan Religion
d’Agata A. L., and van de Moortel A.. Archaeologies of Cult. Hesperia Suppl. 42. American School of Classical Studies (Athens, 2009).
Dickinson O. T. P. K. “Comments on a Popular Model of Minoan Religion.” OJA 13 (1994): 173–84.
Goodison L., and Morris C.. Ancient Goddesses: The Myths and the Evidence (London, 1998).
Kyriakidis E. “Unidentified Objects on Minoan Seals.” AJA 109 (2005): 137–54.
Laffineur R., and Hägg R.. POTNIA. Deities and Religion in the Aegean Bronze Age. Aegaeum 22 (Liège, 2001).
Marinatos N. Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess (Urbana, 2010).
Nissinen M., ed. Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Writings from the Ancient World 12 (Atlanta, 2003).
Renfrew C. The Archaeology of Cult: The Sanctuary at Phylakopi (London, 1985).
Chapter 10: Mycenaean Religion
Chadwick J. The Mycenaean World (Cambridge, 1976).
Laffineur R., and Hägg R., eds. POTNIA. Deities and Religion in the Aegean Bronze Age. Aegaeum 22 (Liège, 2001).
Palaima T. G. “Mycenaean Religion.” In The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age, ed. Shelmerdine C. W. (Cambridge, 2008): 342–61.
Chapter 11: Archaic and Classical Greek Religion
Bremmer J. Greek Religion (Oxford, 1999; reissue of 1994 ed. with addenda = G&R, New Surveys in the Classics 24).
Bremmer J. N., and Erskine A., eds. The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations. Leventis Studies 5 (Edinburgh, 2010).
Bruit Zaidman L., and Schmitt Pantel P.. Religion in the Ancient Greek City (Cambridge, 1992; French original 1989).
Detienne M. Dionysos Slain (Baltimore, 1979; French original 1977).
Ferguson J. Among the Gods: An Archaeological Exploration of Ancient Greek Religion (London, 1989).
Gernet L., and Boulanger A.. Le génie grec dans la religion (Paris, 1932).
Graf F. Greek Mythology: An Introduction (Baltimore, 1993; German original 1991).
Harrison T. Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus (Oxford, 2000).
Kearns E. “Order, Interaction, Authority: Ways of Looking at Greek Religion.” In The Greek World, ed. Powell A. (London, 1995).
Kearns E. Ancient Greek Religion: A Sourcebook (Malden, Mass. 2010).
Kirk G. S. The Nature of Greek Myths (Harmondsworth, 1974).
Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (= LIMC), 8 vols. (Zurich, 1981–1997).
Lupu E. Greek Sacred Law. A Collection of New Documents (NGSL). Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 152 (Leiden, 2005).
Mikalson J. D. Ancient Greek Religion (Malden, Mass., 2005).
Ogden D., ed. A Companion to Greek Religion (Malden, Mass. 2007).
Parker R. Athenian Religion: A History (Oxford, 1996).
Price S. Religions of the Ancient Greeks (Cambridge, 1999).
Pulleyn S. Prayer in Greek Religion (Oxford, 1997).
Sourvinou-Inwood C. “Further Aspects of Polis Religion.” In Annali dell’Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli (Archeologia e Storia Antica) 10 (1988): 259–74 (= Oxford Readings in Greek Religion, ed. R. Buxton [Oxford, 2000]: 38–55).
Versnel H. S. Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (Leiden, 2011).
Kearns E. ed. Faith, Hope, and Worship: Aspects of Religious Mentality in the Ancient World (Leiden, 1981).
Vidal-Naquet P. The Black Hunter: Forms of Thought and Forms of Society in the Ancient World (Baltimore, 1986; French original 1981).
West M. L. The East Face of Helicon: West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth (Oxford, 1999).
Chapter 12: Etruscan Religion
De Grummond N. T., and Edlund-Berry I., eds. The Archaeology of Sanctuaries and Ritual in Etruria. JRA Supplementary Series 81 (2011).
De Grummond N. T., and Simon E., eds. The Religion of the Etruscans (Austin, 2006).
Edlund I. The Gods and the Place: Location and Function of Sanctuaries in the Countryside of Etruria and Magna Graecia (700–400 B.C.) (Stockholm, 1987).
Jannot J.-R. Religion in Ancient Etruria (Madison, Wisc., 2005).
Maras D. Il dono votivo, Gli dei e il sacro nelle iscrizioni etrusche di culto (Pisa, 2009).
Van der Meer L. Bouke, ed. Material Aspects of Etruscan Religion (Leuven, 2010).
Warden G. P. “The Tomb: The Etruscan Way of Death.” In From the Temple and the Tomb: Etruscan Treasures from Tuscany (Dallas, 2008): 95–112.
Chapter 13: Roman Religion through the Early Republic
Ando C., ed. Roman Religion. Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World (Edinburgh, 2004).
Bispham E., and Smith C., eds. Religion in Archaic and Republican Rome and Italy: Evidence and Experience (Edinburgh, 2000).
Orlin E. Temples, Religion, and Politics in the Roman Republic (Leiden, 1997).
Rüpke J., ed. A Companion to Roman Religion (Oxford, 2007).
Scheid J. An Introduction to Roman Religion (Bloomington, 2003).
Schultz C. Women’s Religious Activity in the Roman Republic (Chapel Hill, 2006).
Chapter 14: Celtic Religion in Western and Central Europe
Kruta V. Celts: History and Civilization (London, 2004).
Rankin D. Celts in the Classical World (London, 1996).
Wait G. A. Ritual and Religion in Iron Age Britain (Oxford, 1986).
Religions of Iran
Boyce Mary, and Grenet Frantz. A History of Zoroastrianism 3: Zoroastrianism under Macedonian and Roman Rule. HO. Abt. 1: Der Nahe und der Mittlere Osten. Bd. 8 (Leiden, 1991).
Be Duhn Jason, ed. New light on Manichaeism: Papers from the Sixth International Congress on Manichaeism (Leiden, 2009).
Yarshater Ehshan, ed. The Cambridge History of Iran. Vol. 3 (1): The Seleucid, Parthian and Sasanian Periods (Cambridge, 1983).
Religions of the Near East
Ball Warwick. Rome in the East: The Transformation of an Empire (London, 2000).
Butcher Kevin. Roman Syria and the Near East (London, 2003).
Eliav Yaron Z., Friedland Elise A., and Herbert Sharon, eds. The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power (Leuven, 2008).
Healey John F. The Religion of the Nabataeans: A Conspectus. RGRW 136 (Leiden, 2001).
Kaizer Ted, ed. The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near East in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods (Leiden, 2008).
Sartre Maurice. The Middle East under Rome (Cambridge, Mass., 2005).
Judaism in Judea and the Near East
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Noy David, and Bloedhorn Hanswulf. Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis. Vol. 3: Syria and Cyprus. TSAJ 102 (Tübingen, 2004).
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Secondary Sources
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Syriac Christianity
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Religions of Egypt
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Hölbl Günther. A History of the Ptolemaic Empire. Translated by Saavedra Tina (London, 2001).
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Judaism in Egypt
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Christianity in Egypt
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Religions of North Africa
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Judaism in North Africa
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