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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Leiden : Brill
    ISBN: 1283161664 , 9004210903 , 9789004210905 , 9781283161664 , 9004204903 , 9789004204904
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xiii, 593 Seiten) , Illustrationen
    Series Statement: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world v. 173
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Versnel, H.S Coping with the gods
    DDC: 292.2
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    Keywords: Gods, Greek ; Greece Religion ; RELIGION ; Antiquities & Archaeology ; BODY, MIND & SPIRIT ; Spirituality ; Paganism & Neo-Paganism ; RELIGION ; History ; Religion ; Greece ; Greece Religion ; Greece Religion ; Electronic books ; Griechenland ; Religion ; Gottesvorstellung ; Polytheismus ; Theologie
    Abstract: 1.Many Gods: Complications of Polytheism --Order versus Chaos --The Greek pantheon: kosmos or chaos? --Ingredients for Chaos --In search of identities --Names and surnames: one god or many? --Creating Order: Taking Place --The gods who dwell in our city --Beyond the polis border (and back) --Ducking out: gods in personal religiosity --2.The Gods: Divine Justice or Divine Arbitrariness? --Controversial diction in archaic poetry --Modern Voices --Homer --Herodotus --Two tales, many perspectives --Modern voices: fear of diversity --Saving the Author --Solon Again --Once More: Chaos or Order? --Paratactic multiplicity --'Gnomologisches Wissen' --The rehabilitation of parataxis --Thinking in gnomai--speaking in parataxis --Putting to the Test: Hesiod --Envoy --3.One God: Three Greek Experiments in Oneness --One and Many: The God(s) of Xenophanes --One or many? --One and Many --One is Many: The Gods, the God and the Divine --On singular plurals --One is the God --Praising the god --Aretalogy --Nine characteristics of henotheistic religion --The nature of oneness in henotheistic religion --Questions of origin --4.A God: Why is Hermes Hungry? --Hungry Hermes and Greedy Interpreters --Hermes: The Human God in the Hymn --Hermes: The Eternal Dupe in the Fable --Burlesques --Paying a social call --Hermes: The Present God in Visual Art --Socializing --More burlesques --Herms and sacrifice --Hungry Hermes: The Sacrificial Meal --The warm splanchna which I used to gobble up --The titbits Hermes likes to eat --Companion of the feast --5.God: the Question of Divine Omnipotence --God: Self and Other --Self --Other --Self and other --Gods: Self and other --Some inferences --God: Powerful or All-Powerful? --Miracles in Double Perspective: The Case of Asklepios --God: Powerful and All-Powerful --Omnipotence, ancient philosophers and modern theologians --Inconsistency in religious expression --6.Playing (the) God: did (the) Greeks Believe in the Divinity of their Rulers? --Men into Gods --A swollen-headed doctor: the case of Menekrates --A charismatic prince: the case of Demetrios Poliorketes --Modern Perplexities --The Construction of a God --Language --Performance --Did (the) Greeks believe in the Divinity of their Rulers? --Ritual Play: Sincere Hypocrisy --Birds into Gods: Comic Theopoetics --Making a God: A Multiple Perspective Approach --Appendices --Grouping the Gods --Unity or Diversity--One God or Many? A Modern Debate --Drive Towards Coherence in Two Herodotus-Studies --Did the Greeks Believe in their Gods?
    Abstract: Introduction -- ch. 1: Many gods: complications of polytheism -- ch. 2: The gods: divine justice or divine arbitrariness? -- ch. 3: One god: three Greek experiment in oneness -- ch. 4: A god: why is Hermes hungry? -- ch. 5: God: the question of divine omnipotence -- ch. 6: Playing (the) god: did (the) Greeks believe in the divinity of their rulers? -- Epilogue -- Appendix one: Grouping the gods -- Appendix two: Unity or diversity-one god or many? a modern debate -- Appendix three: Drive towards coherence in two Herodotus studies -- Appendix four: Did the Greeks believe in their gods?
    Abstract: Inspired by a critical reconsideration of current monolithic approaches to the study of Greek religion, this book argues that ancient Greeks displayed a disquieting capacity to validate two (or more) dissonant, if not contradictory, representations of the divine world in a complementary rather than mutually exclusive manner. From this perspective the six chapters explore problems inherent in: order vs. variety/chaos in polytheism, arbitrariness vs. justice in theodicy, the peaceful co-existence of mono- and polytheistic theologies, human traits in divine imagery, divine omnipotence vs. limitat
    Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-576) and indexes , This work is licensed under the following Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) , English
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    Article
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    In:  pages:59-86 | Sexual asymmetry / ed. by Josine Blok ... 59-86
    Language: Undetermined
    Pages: 59-86
    Titel der Quelle: Sexual asymmetry / ed. by Josine Blok ...
    Publ. der Quelle: Amsterdam, 1987
    Angaben zur Quelle: pages:59-86
    Angaben zur Quelle: 59-86
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    Book
    Book
    Leiden [u.a.] : Brill
    ISBN: 9004092684
    Language: English
    Series Statement: Studies in Greek and Roman religion 6,...
    DDC: 292
    Keywords: Greece ; Religion ; Rome ; Religion
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    Book
    Book
    Leiden [u.a.] : Brill
    ISBN: 9004092676
    Language: English
    Pages: XV, 354 S.
    Series Statement: Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman religion / H. S. Versnel 2
    Series Statement: Studies in Greek and Roman religion 6,2
    Series Statement: Versnel, Hendrik S. 1936- Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman religion.
    Series Statement: Studies in greek and roman religion
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    Keywords: Religion ; Mythologie ; Ritual ; Antike
    Note: Literaturverz. S. [335] - 344
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    Language: English
    Pages: XII, 409 S.
    Dissertation note: Zugl.: Leiden, Univ., Diss., 1970
    DDC: 394/.4
    Keywords: Hochschulschrift ; Hochschulschrift ; Proefschriften (vorm) ; Hochschulschrift ; Römisches Reich ; Triumph
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