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Honor thy gods : popular religion in Greek tragedy /

Main Author: Mikalson, Jon D., 1943-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1991.
Subjects:
Table of 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.