Books in category Religion – Ancient

  • Athen und Sparta

    Athen und Sparta
    Martin Dreher

    Dieser Band bietet eine moderne allgemeinverständliche Einführung in die Geschichte Athens und Spartas und ihres spannungsreichen Verhältnisses zueinander.

  • Eternal Egypt

    Eternal Egypt
    Richard J. Reidy

    This is a practical intermediate level text for those wishing to worship the great deities of ancient Egypt in as authentic a manner as possible, and by so doing tap into the great spiritual heritage that sustained Egyptian culture for over …

  • Stru n úvod do teorie m tu

    Stručný úvod do teorie mýtu
    Robert A. Segal

    Robert A. Segal se v této knize na velmi skromné ploše pokouší seznámit čtenáře s možnými teoretickými přístupy ke zkoumání a výkladu mýtu napříč nejrůznějšími vědními obory: pojednává o sporu mezi vědeckým a …

  • Rethinking Greek Religion

    Rethinking Greek Religion
    Julia Kindt

    Explores 'polis religion' – a leading paradigm in current studies on ancient Greek religion – and shows ways of moving beyond it.

  • Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

    Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt
    Rosalie David

    Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine.

  • Hold Your Own

    Hold Your Own
    Kate Tempest

    Walking in the forest one morning, a young man disturbs two copulating snakes – and is punished by the goddess Hera, who turns him into a woman. This is only the beginning of his journey . . .

  • The Great Name

    The Great Name
    Ronald J. Leprohon

    This volume includes all rulers’ names from the so-called Dynasty 0 (ca. 3200 B.C.E.) to the last Ptolemaic ruler in the late first century B.C.E., offered in transliteration and English translation with an introduction and notes.

  • Magika Hiera

    Magika Hiera
    Christopher A. Faraone, Dirk Obbink

    This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore "magical" practices in Greek religion.

  • The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

    The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice
    Daniel C. Ullucci

    Ullucci explores this transformation, in the process demonstrating the complexity of the concept of sacrifice in Roman, Greek, and Jewish religion.

  • Death Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

    Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity
    Jon Davies

    Drawing on the sociological theory of Max Weber, this volume charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world.

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