Religion: Ancient Religions

  • The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths: Why We Would Be Better Off With Homer’s Gods book cover

    The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths

    Why We Would Be Better Off With Homer’s Gods, 1st Edition

    By John Heath

    The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths explores and compares the most influential sets of divine myths in Western culture: the Homeric pantheon and Yahweh, the God of the Old Testament. Heath argues that not only does the God of the Old Testament bear a striking resemblance…

    Hardback – 2019-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Greek Myth and the Bible book cover

    Greek Myth and the Bible

    1st Edition

    By Bruce Louden

    Since the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Gilgamesh epic, we have known that the Bible imports narratives from outside of Israelite culture, refiguring them for its own audience. Only more recently, however, has come the realization that Greek culture is also a prominent source of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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    Achilles

    1st Edition

    By Marta González González

    Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero, but that does not mean that he is a conventional hero. His uniqueness is dictated by his birth, as the son of a sea goddess, and his education at the hands of a centaur. The hero’s exceptional nature also forms part of the tension that both unites and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-05
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Profane Egyptologists: The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion book cover

    Profane Egyptologists

    The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion, 1st Edition

    By Paul Harrison

    It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion has been growing, almost undocumented, for…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • Divine Mania: Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece book cover

    Divine Mania

    Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece, 1st Edition

    By Yulia Ustinova

    ‘Our greatest blessings come to us by way of mania, provided it is given us by divine gift,’ – says Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus. Certain forms of alteration of consciousness, considered to be inspired by supernatural forces, were actively sought in ancient Greece. Divine mania comprises a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War book cover

    Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art

    Women, Agency, and the Trojan War, 1st Edition

    By Anthony F. Mangieri

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300 book cover

    Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300

    1st Edition

    By John D. Grainger

    The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge

  • Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and Practice book cover

    Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual

    Performance, Patterns, and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Eaton

    Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • An Ancient Theory of Religion: Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present book cover

    An Ancient Theory of Religion

    Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Nickolas Roubekas

    An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th—early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription, and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was— and still is—used. By studying the utilization of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan: The mythology of Mt. Miwa book cover

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan

    The mythology of Mt. Miwa, 1st Edition

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus: Written in the Cosmos book cover

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos, 1st Edition

    By Richard Rader

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Time in Roman Religion: One Thousand Years of Religious History book cover

    Time in Roman Religion

    One Thousand Years of Religious History, 1st Edition

    By Gary Forsythe

    Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman…

    Hardback – 2012-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

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