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The Cults of the Greek States

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108015448

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  • Lewis Richard Farnell's five-volume The Cults of the Greek States, first published between 1896 and 1909, disentangles classical Greek mythology and religion, since the latter had often been overlooked by nineteenth-century English scholars. Farnell describes the cults of the most significant Greek gods in order to establish their zones of influence, and outlines the personality, monuments, and ideal types associated with each deity. He also resolutely avoids the question of divine origins and focuses instead on the culture surrounding each cult, a position which initially drew some criticism, but which allowed him more space to analyse the religious practices themselves. Written to facilitate a comparative approach to Greek gods, his work is still regularly cited today for its impressive collection of data about the worship of the most popular deities. Volume 2 focuses on the cults of Artemis, Adrasteia, Hekate, Eileithyia, and Aphrodite.

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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108015448
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 23 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    13. Artemis
    14. Artemis, Upis, Nemesis
    15. Adrasteia
    16. Hekate
    17. Monuments of the cult of Artemis
    18. Ideal types of Artemis
    19. Hekate: representations in art
    20. Eileithyia
    21. Aphrodite-worship
    22. Monuments of Aphrodite
    23. Ideal types of Aphrodite.

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    Lewis Richard Farnell

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