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Religion in Hellenistic Athens

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Religion in Hellenistic Athens
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520210239
ISBN-13: 9780520210233
Number of pages: 385

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Mikalson provides a chronological approach to religion in Hellenistic Athens, disproving the widely held belief that Hellenistic religion during this period represented a decline from the classical era. Drawing from epigraphical, historical, literary, and archaeological sources, Mikalson traces the religious cults and beliefs of Athenians from the battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. to the devastation of Athens by Sulla in 86 B.C., demonstrating that traditional religion played a central and vital role in Athenian private, social, and political life.

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