This corrected edition of the 1979 classic from SBL Press 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. Introductory notes provide historical context. The volume includes a glossary of technical terms, a general index, and an index of ancient sources cited.
- Sections on the gods and heroes
- Coverage of public and private religion, mystery cults, and death and afterlife Passages drawn from Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Herodotus, Homer, Livy, Origen, Plato, Plutarch, and many more
David G. Rice taught at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.
John E. Stambaugh was an American classics scholar and professor at Williams College.