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Five Stages of Greek Religion

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Author: Gilbert Murray
Published: 1951
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,166 / 224 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.7
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 2,416
Added to site: 2009.10.14
mnybks.net#: 25550
Origin: gutenberg.org

Saturnia Regna -- The Olympian conquest -- The great schools -- The failure of nerve -- The last protest -- Appendix: Translation of the treatise of Sallustius.

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ock's edition (Cambridge 1926) has admirably filled this gap.


CONTENTS

PAGE I. SATURNIA REGNA 1

II. THE OLYMPIAN CONQUEST 39

III. THE GREAT SCHOOLS 79

IV. THE FAILURE OF NERVE 123

V. THE LAST PROTEST 173

APPENDIX: TRANSLATION OF THE TREATISE OF SALLUSTIUS, +peri Theôn kai Kosmou+ 200

INDEX 227


+O prôtos anthrôpos ek gês, choikos; ho deuteros anthrôpos ho Kyrios ex ouranou.+

"The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven."


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SATURNIA REGNA

Many persons who are quite prepared to admit the importance to the world of Greek poetry, Greek art, and Greek philosophy, may still feel it rather a paradox to be told that Greek religion specially repays our study at the present day. Greek religion, associated with a romantic, trivial, and not very edifying mythology, has generally seemed one of the weakest spots in the armour of those giants of the old worl

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