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Children in Athenian Religion  

Robert Garland

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter investigates how Athenian children were placed under the protection of the gods and what services they performed on the gods’ behalf. The successive rituals that adults ... More

Games and Festivals  

Jason König

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The festivals of the Greek world demonstrate the power of Hellenism as a unifying ideal, together with the vitality and variety of local Hellenic practice. There is a vast array of ... More

Just Visiting: The Mobile World of Classical Athens  

Carol Dougherty

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
The classical period was a time of widespread travel throughout the Mediterranean, and Athens was but one city among many in which residents and visitors met and jostled up against one ... More

Magic  

Derek Collins

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article points out the problems of identifying ancient magic and outlines connections between medical, magical, and religious practices. The central problem for any student of Greek ... More

Minoan Religion  

Susan Lupack

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The shrines situated on mountains, called peak sanctuaries, are a distinctive feature of Minoan religion. The most common finds are clay figurines, which appear in the form of animals, ... More

Mycenaean Religion  

Susan Lupack

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The evidence for the Mycenaean period is different from that for the Minoan in two important respects. First, in general the Mycenaean evidence is not as abundant as it is for the Minoan ... More

Myth, Mythology, and Mythography  

Jan N. Bremmer

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article examines traditions through which members of a society achieve or express identity via myth, mythology, and mythography. It is no exaggeration to state that myths are the ... More

Pictorial Paideia: Children in the Synagogue  

Hagith Sivan

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
Against the background of the centrality of a text-oriented society and the crucial role of the Hebrew Bible in shaping Jewish childhood in antiquity, this chapter considers the role of ... More

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