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Greek Religion

CX262-30/CX362-30

This module will investigate the literary, archaeological, epigraphic and numismatic evidence for the following over the Archaic and Classical periods:

  • The nature of Greek religious beliefs (in particular with respect to the development of the pantheon of gods and Greek myth)
  • The ways in which Greeks communicated with and attempted to influence their gods (divination, prayer, sacrifice, dedications)
  • The ways in which Greeks used religion at times of crisis, pollution and maturation
  • The ways in which Greeks used religion to give rhythm to the year
  • The ways in which Greeks engaged with mystery religions and cults
  • The ways in which Greeks articulated and recognized sacred spaces
  • The ways in which religion was implicated in Greek political, social, economic and cultural life.

This module will be available in 2016/7H5.45

Lectures will be held on Thursdays 1-3

Module convenor: Dr Edmund Stewart