Classics 170A: Religion & Law in Ancient Greece (English)

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In this course we will study ancient Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times by investigating relevant literary accounts and the archaeology of the sacred space. The special themes will be festivals and rituals, gender and religion. We will study ancient religion from an anthropological perspective analyzing ritual tradition in its socio-cultural context. The second half of the course will focus on the relation between religion and law, and the regulations that codify religious practice.
Classics Dept. | Humanities Sch. | University of California, Irvine
Keywords: Ancient Greece,Bronze Age,Hellenistic Times,Greek Religion,Greek Poltics,Gender in Ancient Greece,Greek Mythology,Greek Festivals and Rituals,Eleusian Mysteries,Greek Oracles
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Andromache Karanika
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