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Ancient Religions

General Editor Sarah Iles Johnston

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674025486

Publication Date: 09/30/2007

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288 pages

2 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Introduction [Sarah Iles Johnston]
  • Note on Translation and Transliteration
  • Abbreviations
  • Maps
  • I. Encountering Ancient Religions
    • What Is Ancient Mediterranean Religion? [Fritz Graf]
    • Monotheism and Polytheism [Jan Assmann]
    • Ritual [Jan Bremmer]
    • Myth [Fritz Graf]
    • Cosmology: Time and History [John J. Collins]
    • Pollution, Sin, Atonement, Salvation [Harold W. Attridge]
    • Law and Ethics [Eckart Otto]
    • Mysteries [Sarah Iles Johnston]
    • Religions in Contact [John Scheid]
    • Writing and Religion [Mary Beard]
    • Magic [Sarah Iles Johnston]
  • II. Histories
    • Egypt [Jan Assmann and David Frankfurter]
    • Mesopotamia [Paul-Alain Beaulieu]
    • Syria and Canaan [David P. Wright]
    • Israel [John J. Collins]
    • Anatolia: Hittites [David P. Wright]
    • Iran [William Malandra and Michael Stausberg]
    • Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations [Nanno Marinatos]
    • Greece [Jon Mikalson]
    • Etruria [Olivier de Cazanove]
    • Rome [John North]
    • Early Christianity [Harold W. Attridge]
  • Epilogue [Bruce Lincoln]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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