Religion and the Polis

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CLST 257 / ANCH 257
(1 c.u.)
  • Taught by Jeremy McInerney and Jacob Morton
  • Fulfills requirements: History and Tradition

This class is designed to introduce students to the study of Greek religion, paying particular attention to the notion of polis religion; a recent model used to understand the function and structure of Greek religion. In this class, we look at the major institutions of Greek religion, notably sacrifice, festivals and processions. We examine the importance of sanctuaries and temples in the heart of the city, on the edges of its territory and in the countryside. The intersection of religions with local, state and international religious institutions is also a focal point of the course.

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