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The Cults of the Greek States

The Cults of the Greek States
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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108015486

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  • Lewis Richard Farnell's five-volume The Cults of the Greek States, first published between 1896 and 1909, disentangles classical Greek mythology and religion, since the latter had often been overlooked by nineteenth-century English scholars. Farnell describes the cults of the most significant Greek gods in order to establish their zones of influence, and outlines the personality, monuments, and ideal types associated with each deity. He also resolutely avoids the question of divine origins and focuses instead on the culture surrounding each cult, a position which initially drew some criticism, but which allowed him more space to analyse the religious practices themselves. Written to facilitate a comparative approach to Greek gods, his work is still regularly cited today for its impressive collection of data about the worship of the most popular deities.

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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108015486
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The Aniconic age
    2. The Iconic age
    3. Cronos
    4. Zeus
    5. The cult-monuments of Zeus
    6. The ideal type of Zeus, the statue of Zeus Olympus
    7. Hera
    8. The cult-monuments of Hera
    9. Ideal types of Hera
    10. Athena
    11. Monuments of Athena-worship
    12. Ideal types of Athena
    Appendices. Volume 2:
    13. Artemis
    14. Artemis, Upis, Nemesis
    15. Adrasteia
    16. Hekate
    17. Monuments of the cult of Artemis
    18. Ideal types of Artemis
    19. Hekate: representations in art
    20. Eileithyia
    21. Aphrodite-worship
    22. Monuments of Aphrodite
    23. Ideal types of Aphrodite. Volume 3:
    1. Ge
    2. Demeter and Kore-Persephone
    3. Cult-monuments of Demeter-Kore
    4. Ideal types of Demeter-Kore
    5. Cults of Hades-Plouton
    6. Cults of the Mother of the Gods and Rhea-Cybele. Volume 4:
    1. Cult of Poseidon
    2. Monuments of Poseiden-cult
    3. The ideal of Poseidon
    4. Apollo-cults
    5. Apolline ritual
    6. Monuments of the cult of Apollo
    7. Ideal types of Apollo. Volume 5:
    1. Cults of Hermes
    2. Cult-monuments of Hermes
    3. The ideal of Hermes
    4. Cults of Dionysos
    5. Dionysiac ritual
    6. Cult-monuments of Dionysos
    7. Ideal Dionysiac types
    8. Cults of Hestia
    9. Cults of Hephaistos
    10. Cults of Ares
    11. Minor cults

  • Author

    Lewis Richard Farnell

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