Society of Biblical Literature, 2007 Paper: 978-1-58983-296-1 | eISBN: 978-1-58983-672-3
ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK This volume includes primary texts and documents in translation, illustrating the range of Greek religious beliefs and practices from Homer to Alexander the Great with the addition of relevant post-classical material. The sources are arranged in chapters devoted to the Olympian gods, heroes, public religion (including rural cults), private religion, mystery cults, and death and afterlife. Introductory notes place the selections in their context in Greek history and provide basic bibliography. The volume includes a glossary of technical terms, a general index, and an index of ancient sources cited. Beyond the correction of minor errors and use of footnotes rather than endnotes, the reader will find that the present volume remains true to the original.
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Billie Jean Collins is Instructor in the Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University and Acquisitions Editor at the Society of Biblical Literature. She is the editor of A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East (Brill).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Figures
1 A Brief History of Hittite Studies
2 A Political History of the Hittites
5 Hittites in the Bible
Index of Passages