Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748637980
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670758 | DOI:

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The epilogue explores that way that scholarly concentration on the religion of classical Greece and especially of Athens has resulted in a very partial picture of Greek religion. It asks what our view of Greek religion would be if the focus was instead on the early centuries AD at the time of the Roman empire. Gods such as Sarapis, Isis and Tyche would be more central to any study and not treated as novelties. Similarly ruler cult would no longer be marginal. This should also make as think further about how the Greeks conceived the divine.

Keywords: Sarapis; Isis; Tyche; Ruler cult; Concept of the divine; Roman empire

Chapter.  2846 words. 

Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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