Georgia Petridou's Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture PDF

By Georgia Petridou

ISBN-10: 019872392X

ISBN-13: 9780198723929

In historic Greece, epiphanies have been embedded in cultural construction, and hired via the socio-political elite in either perpetuating pre-existing power-structures and developing new ones. This quantity is the 1st finished survey of the heritage of divine epiphany as awarded within the literary and epigraphic narratives of the Greek-speaking global. It demonstrates that divine epiphanies not just exhibit what the Greeks considered their gods; they let us know simply as
much concerning the preoccupations, the preconceptions, and the assumptions of historic Greek faith and tradition. In doing so, it explores the deities who have been at risk of epiphany and the contexts during which they manifested themselves, in addition to the capabilities (narratives and situational) they served,
addressing the cultural specificity of divine morphology and mortal-immortal interplay. Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and tradition re-establishes epiphany as an important mode in Greek spiritual proposal and perform, underlines its centrality in Greek cultural construction, and foregrounds its influence on either the political and the societal association of the traditional Greeks.

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