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Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion

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Most of the commonly read Greek texts address "pollution". The pollution theme appears in tragedies, historical texts, and political oratory. Purity is a constant concern in ritual texts, and Greeks underwent many small purifications in their everyday lives. Certain archaic religious movements even made "purification" the path to felicity in the afterlife. First published in 1983, Miasma is the first work in English to treat this theme in detail.

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Readers of Greek literary, historical, oratorical, ritual and even medical texts, are all liable to encounter ideas of pollution. This text seeks to describe and analyze this wide-ranging and complex concept.

Synopsis:

This was the first work in English to treat the themes of pollution and purification in depth and has become a classic. It brings together the different categories of evidence while doing justice to the diversity and complexity of the phenomenon.

About the Author

Robert Parker is Fellow and Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at Oriel College, Oxford. Dr. Parker is also the author of Athenian Religion: A History (OUP, 1996).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198147428
Author:
Parker, Robert
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Author:
null, Robert
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Ancient Religions
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
OR 77-02
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps, 4 pp. plates
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.46x5.46x1.02 in. 1.10 lbs.

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» History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
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"Synopsis" by , Readers of Greek literary, historical, oratorical, ritual and even medical texts, are all liable to encounter ideas of pollution. This text seeks to describe and analyze this wide-ranging and complex concept.
"Synopsis" by , This was the first work in English to treat the themes of pollution and purification in depth and has become a classic. It brings together the different categories of evidence while doing justice to the diversity and complexity of the phenomenon.
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