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On Greek Religion

by Robert Parker|

February 10, 2011

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"There is something of a paradox about our access to ancient Greek religion. We know too much, and too little. The materials that bear on it far outreach an individual's capacity to assimilate: so many casual allusions in so many literary texts over more than a millennium, so many direct or…read more

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This book is the first attempt that has ever been made to give a comprehensive account of the religious life of ancient Athens. The city's many festivals are discussed in detail, with attention to recent anthropological theory; so too, for instance, are the cults of households and of smaller…read more

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This book is an attempt to take seriously the cliche that Greek religion is an eminently social phenomenon. It differs from `Histories of Greek Religion' by focusing on a particular Greek city with particular social structures. It treats a much broader range of phenomena than do books on…read more

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The main magnetic field of the Earth is a complex physical phenomenon. This book presents in detail the foundations of geomagnetism, developed from first principles. The book starts with an overview of the phenomena of interest in geomagnetism, and then goes on to deal with the phenomena in…read more

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This book is the first attempt that has ever been made to give a comprehensive account of the religious life of ancient Athens. The city's many festivals are discussed in detail, with attention to recent anthropological theory; so too, for instance, are the cults of households and of smaller…read more

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Protein engineering endeavors to design new peptides and proteins or to change the structural and/or functional characteristics of existing ones for specific purposes, opening the way for the development of new drugs. This work develops in a comprehensive way the theoretical formulation for the…read more

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The main magnetic field of the Earth is a complex physical phenomenon. This book presents in detail the foundations of geomagnetism, developed from first principles. The book starts with an overview of the phenomena of interest in geomagnetism, and then goes on to deal with the phenomena in…read more

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Anyone who has sampled even a few of the most commonly read Greek texts will have encountered pollution. The pollution of bloodshed is a frequent theme of tragedy: Orestes is driven mad; Oedipus brings plague upon all Thebes. In historical texts we find cities intervening in the internal affairs…read more