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Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker


This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period when Greek was the lingua franca of the ancient world. It studies the practice of identifying Greek gods with those of other countries, and its limits. It shows how Greek gods were named and referred to within Greece, and how these ways of naming were adopted, extended and adapted in new cultural contexts. It argues, following Hermann Usener’s Götternamen, that such naming practices provide essentia ... More

Keywords: Ancient Greek religion, Greek gods, Naming, Ancient Near East, Anatolia, Syria, Usener

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520293946
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Parker, author
University of Oxford