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Children in Athenian Religion

Robert Garland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Greek History. 10070 words.

This chapter investigates how Athenian children were placed under the protection of the gods and what services they performed on the gods’ behalf. The successive rituals that adults...

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Delphic oracle

Michael Scott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Religion in the Ancient World. 1750 words.

The origins of the oracle of Apollo date to the very end of the 9th centurybce. Eventually it developed into the most important Greek oracle and was consulted by poleis (see polis) as well...

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Games and Festivals

Jason König.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Religion in the Ancient World. 5721 words.

The festivals of the Greek world demonstrate the power of Hellenism as a unifying ideal, together with the vitality and variety of local Hellenic practice. There is a vast array of...

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Just Visiting: The Mobile World of Classical Athens

Carol Dougherty.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Religion in the Ancient World. 4498 words.

The classical period was a time of widespread travel throughout the Mediterranean, and Athens was but one city among many in which residents and visitors met and jostled up against one...

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Magic

Derek Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Greek History. 5073 words.

This article points out the problems of identifying ancient magic and outlines connections between medical, magical, and religious practices. The central problem for any student of Greek...

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Minoan Religion

Susan Lupack.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Greek History. 5027 words.

The shrines situated on mountains, called peak sanctuaries, are a distinctive feature of Minoan religion. The most common finds are clay figurines, which appear in the form of animals,...

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Minyans

Andrew Robert Burn and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Religion in the Ancient World. 107 words.

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Mycenaean Religion

Susan Lupack.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Greek History. 5882 words.

The evidence for the Mycenaean period is different from that for the Minoan in two important respects. First, in general the Mycenaean evidence is not as abundant as it is for the Minoan...

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Myth, Mythology, and Mythography

Jan N. Bremmer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Religion in the Ancient World. 4241 words.

This article examines traditions through which members of a society achieve or express identity via myth, mythology, and mythography. It is no exaggeration to state that myths are the...

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Oebalus

Herbert Jennings Rose.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Religion in the Ancient World. 75 words.

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