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Published: 24 June 2010

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199577835

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Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy

Jon Mikalson

  • Introduces precision into basic Greek religious terminology, enabling a new understanding of Greek `piety'
  • Comprehensive analysis of philosophical texts reveals the full extent of philosophy's engagement with popular religion
  • Draws an essential distinction between literary and mythological gods and the gods of practised religion