The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. 1 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

Lewis Richard Farnell

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Synopsis: Go back in time to experience Greek religious practices with Zeus, Athena, Hera and other gods in The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I, as this book is a survey of the most important texts and monuments of Greek mythology. The book is divided into eleven chapters: the Anionic Age, the Iconic Age, Cronos, Zeus, the Cult Monuments of Zeus, the Ideal Types of Zeus, Hera, the Cult Monuments of Hera, the Ideal Hera, Athena, and the Monuments of Athena Worship.

The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I starts with Aniconism, which is the absence of icons or objects of religious veneration. Historians cannot pinpoint the precise time when icons began to appear in Greek religion as objects of veneration, however, Farnell identifies early idols and the deity represented by each one. He then moves on to Cronos, thought to be the forerunner of Zeus. Farnell discusses the different theories of Cronos, including the idea that he is the Phoenician god Moloch. Farnell uncovers some religious rituals representing Zeus that were previously unknown, including his sole appearance as an oracle (at Dondonea), as well as human sacrifices to Zeus by the Arcadians. Zeus had a political significance not shared by other Hellenic deities and was also not seen in images or iconography for much longer than other deities. There are photographs and sketches of the ideal image of Zeus that help illustrate these points in the text.

Farnell explains that worship of Hera has been separated from the original inspiration for it, making the symbolism behind Hera-worship harder to define. This explains why even in modern times Hera's mythology does not completely line up with her worship. The illustrations of Hera are excellent and help the reader draw his or her own conclusions. Unlike her counterparts, Athena appears to have no non-Hellenic forebears, leading to the conclusion that she is a wholly Greek creation. Farnell rejects the idea that Athena is associated with any...

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Go back in time to experience Greek religious practices with Zeus, Athena, Hera and other gods in The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I, as this book is a survey of the most important texts and monuments of Greek mythology. The book is divided into eleven chapters: the Anionic Age, the Iconic Age, Cronos, Zeus, the Cult Monuments of Zeus, the Ideal Types of Zeus, Hera, the Cult Monuments of Hera, the Ideal Hera, Athena, and the Monuments of Athena Worship. The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I starts with Aniconism, which is the absence of icons or objects of religious veneration. Historians cannot pinpoint the precise time when icons began to appear in Greek religion as objects of veneration, however, Farnell identifies early idols and the deity represented by each one. He then moves on to Cronos, thought to be the forerunner of Zeus. Farnell discusses the different theories of Cronos, including the idea that he is the Phoenician god Moloch. Farnell uncovers some religious rituals representing Zeus that were previously unknown, including his sole appearance as an oracle (at Dondonea), as well as human sacrifices to Zeus by the Arcadians. Zeus had a political significance not shared by other Hellenic deities and was also not seen in images or iconography for much longer than other deities. There are photographs and sketches of the ideal image of Zeus that help illustrate these points in the text. Farnell explains that worship of Hera has been separated from the original inspiration for it, making the symbolism behind Hera-worship harder to define. This explains why even in modern times Hera's mythology does not completely line up with her worship. The illustrations of Hera are excellent and help the reader draw his or her own conclusions. Unlike her counterparts, Athena appears to have no non-Hellenic forebears, leading to the conclusion that she is a wholly Greek creation. Farnell rejects the idea that Athena is associated with any of the natural elements. Instead she is said to be the representation of the city of Athens. Athena is the city-goddess, associated with ideas like wisdom, art and law. Although the book's tone is scholarly, it is easy to understand and presents its analysis in an engaging way. The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I is a very readable book that will be of interest to anyone who studies mythology, art, Greeks, history or antiquity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9781440088391

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 504 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.Greek cults, that should analyze and estimate the record left by Greek literature and monuments of the popular and public religion, has long been a desideratum in English and even to a certain extent in German scholarship. Until quite recent years the importance of Greek religion has been contemptuously ignored byE nglish scholars. The cause of this neglect was perhaps the confusion of Greek mythology that apparently bizarre and hope less thing with Greek religion; the effect of it is still apparent in nearly every edition of aG reek play that is put forth. Fortunately, this apathy concerning one of the most interesting parts of ancient life is now passing away; and since this book, the work of many years of broken labour, was begun, a new interest, stimulating to fruitful research, in Greek ritual and myth is being displayed in many quarters, especially at Cambridge. The comparative studv of religion has received signal aid from the scir . (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and dont occur in the book. )About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www. forgottenbooks. org This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781440088391

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Go back in time to experience Greek religious practices with Zeus, Athena, Hera and other gods in The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I, as this book is a survey of the most important texts and monuments of Greek mythology. The book is divided into eleven chapters: the Anionic Age, the Iconic Age, Cronos, Zeus, the Cult Monuments of Zeus, the Ideal Types of Zeus, Hera, the Cult Monuments of Hera, the Ideal Hera, Athena, and the Monuments of Athena Worship. The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I starts with Aniconism, which is the absence of icons or objects of religious veneration. Historians cannot pinpoint the precise time when icons began to appear in Greek religion as objects of veneration, however, Farnell identifies early idols and the deity represented by each one. He then moves on to Cronos, thought to be the forerunner of Zeus. Farnell discusses the different theories of Cronos, including the idea that he is the Phoenician god Moloch. Farnell uncovers some religious rituals representing Zeus that were previously unknown, including his sole appearance as an oracle (at Dondonea), as well as human sacrifices to Zeus by the Arcadians. Zeus had a political significance not shared by other Hellenic deities and was also not seen in images or iconography for much longer than other deities. There are photographs and sketches of the ideal image of Zeus that help illustrate these points in the text. Farnell explains that worship of Hera has been separated from the original inspiration for it, making the symbolism behind Hera-worship harder to define. This explains why even in modern times Hera's mythology does not completely line up with her worship. The illustrations of Hera are excellent and help the reader draw his or her own conclusions. Unlike her counterparts, Athena appears to have no non-Hellenic forebears, leading to the conclusion that she is a wholly Greek creation. Farnell rejects the idea that Athena is associated with any of the natural elements. Instead she is said to be the representation of the city of Athens. Athena is the city-goddess, associated with ideas like wisdom, art and law. Although the book's tone is scholarly, it is easy to understand and presents its analysis in an engaging way. The Cults of the Greek States, Vol. I is a very readable book that will be of interest to anyone who studies mythology, art, Greeks, history or antiquity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9781440088391

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