Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens: Religion and Politics During the Peloponnesian War (BOK)

Alexander Rubel

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Athens at the time of the Peloponnesian war was the arena for a dramatic battle between politics and religion in the hearts and minds of the people. 'Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens', originally published in German but now available for the first time in an expanded and revised English edition, sheds new light on this dramatic period of history and offers a new approach to the study of Greek religion. The book explores an extraordinary range of events and topics: impiety charges and prosecutions; the horrors of the plague; the mutilation of hermai and the profanation of the mysteries; the controversy created by the adoption of new gods; the impressive architectural structures of the sculptor Phidias; the military conflicts of the Peloponnesian war; and the thoughts of the mysterious philosopher Socrates. 'Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens' will be an indispensible study for students and scholars studying Athenian religion and politics.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Alexander Rubel
Forlag
Acumen Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781844655700
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 235 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Classical history / classical civilisation, Politics & government, Ancient Greek religion & mythology