The Resource Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy, Jon D. Mikalson

Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy, Jon D. Mikalson

Label
Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy
Title
Honor thy gods
Title remainder
popular religion in Greek tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Jon D. Mikalson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the religious beliefs of forth- and fifth-century Athenians based on Greek tragedies, focusing on plays from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and discussing how each playwright addressed religion in his works, along with the importance of honor in ancient Athenian piety
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Mikalson, Jon D.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3136
LC item number
.M54 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Religious drama, Greek
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Tragédie grecque
  • Religion dans la littérature
  • Dieux grecs dans la littérature
  • Volksgeloof
  • Grieks
  • Tragedies
  • Dioses griegos
  • Tragödie
  • Religion
  • Religion (Motiv)
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Religion in literature
  • Religious drama, Greek
  • Griechisch
Label
Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy, Jon D. Mikalson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-317) and indexes
Contents
1. Introduction. -- Mythology and popular religion -- The fragments of Greek tragedy -- Irony and interpretation -- The need to particularize -- Tragedy and cult prehistory -- 2. The Deities. -- The presence of a God -- Gods and Daimones -- Gods and heroes -- Divine intervention -- 3. Challenges to popular religious beliefs. -- Asylum -- Xenia -- Oaths and perjury -- Divination -- Death, burial, and afterlife -- Conclusion -- 4. The pious and the impious. -- Creon and Antigone -- Ajax and Odysseus -- Hippolytus -- Pentheus, Teiresias, and Cadmus -- Troy and Athens -- Polyphemus -- Conclusion -- 5. Piety and honor. -- Pieties and impieties -- Piety and justice -- Piety, folly, Sophrosyne, and Hybris -- Piety and Tiuń -- 6. The tragedians and popular religion. -- Aeschylus -- Sophocles -- Euripides -- Exodos
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 359 p.
Isbn
9780807820056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91050282
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23976833
  • (OCoLC)ocm23976833
Label
Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy, Jon D. Mikalson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-317) and indexes
Contents
1. Introduction. -- Mythology and popular religion -- The fragments of Greek tragedy -- Irony and interpretation -- The need to particularize -- Tragedy and cult prehistory -- 2. The Deities. -- The presence of a God -- Gods and Daimones -- Gods and heroes -- Divine intervention -- 3. Challenges to popular religious beliefs. -- Asylum -- Xenia -- Oaths and perjury -- Divination -- Death, burial, and afterlife -- Conclusion -- 4. The pious and the impious. -- Creon and Antigone -- Ajax and Odysseus -- Hippolytus -- Pentheus, Teiresias, and Cadmus -- Troy and Athens -- Polyphemus -- Conclusion -- 5. Piety and honor. -- Pieties and impieties -- Piety and justice -- Piety, folly, Sophrosyne, and Hybris -- Piety and Tiuń -- 6. The tragedians and popular religion. -- Aeschylus -- Sophocles -- Euripides -- Exodos
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 359 p.
Isbn
9780807820056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91050282
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23976833
  • (OCoLC)ocm23976833

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