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eBook Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (Ancient religion and mythology) ePub

by Jane Ellen Harrison

  • ISBN: 0405070187
  • Category: Mythology and Folk Tales
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Jane Ellen Harrison
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ayer Co Pub; Facsimile edition (June 1, 1975)
  • Pages: 682
  • ePub book: 1431 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1887 kb
  • Other: mbr lit txt azw
  • Rating: 4.4
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Harrison, Jane Ellen, 1850-1928. Mythology, Greek, Cults - Greece, Mysteries, Religious, Greece - Religion.

Harrison, Jane Ellen, 1850-1928. Cambridge : The University press.

Most of us are aware of the classical stories of Greek religion, Zeus, the minotaur, wax wings etc. Instead in this book Jane Ellen Harrison focuses on the rituals, mysteries and other features of the older religion that gave birth to these myths. Rather than godly beings consuming ambrosia on top of a mountain these are beliefs of ghosts, demons and potentially vengeful spirits which must be placated, or disaster will occur. As Harrison writes "Great things in literature, Greek plays for example, I most enjoy when behind their bright splendours I see moving darker and older shapes.

Jane Harrison examines the festivals of ancient Greek religion to identify the primitive substratum of ritual and its . Harrison's Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion is a book that breathes life.

Jane Harrison examines the festivals of ancient Greek religion to identify the primitive substratum of ritual and its persistence in the realm of classical religious observance and literature. In Harrison's preface to this remarkable book. It is an exciting, deeply felt intellectual quest, with a broad view of the role of religion in life, ancient and modern. Harrison is not afraid to look for relevance in archaic cult, and doesn't flinch on finding it.

of ancient Greek religion with the goal to find out the roots and fundamentals of rituals and them being present in the classical religion and literature

of ancient Greek religion with the goal to find out the roots and fundamentals of rituals and them being present in the classical religion and literature. Our contemporary academics who examines ancient myths or rituals can say the same words about Jane Harrison. Her thoughts set in the Prolegomena have not lost their importance and innovation. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850–1928) was a pioneer in the academic study of. .Her work was enormously influential not only on subsequent scholars of Greek religion but in the wider fields of literature, anthropology and psychoanalysis.

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850–1928) was a pioneer in the academic study of myth in its historical and archaeological context, and was also one of the first women to make a full-time career as an academic. In her introduction to this book (1903), making the point that 'Greek religion' was usually studied using the surviving literary retellings of myths and legends, she states: 'The first preliminary to any scientific understanding of Greek religion is a minute examination of its ritual'.

Jane Ellen Harrison (9 September 1850 – 15 April 1928) was a British classical scholar and linguist. In 1903 her book Prolegomena on the Study of Greek Religion appeared

Jane Ellen Harrison (9 September 1850 – 15 April 1928) was a British classical scholar and linguist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. In 1903 her book Prolegomena on the Study of Greek Religion appeared. Harrison became close to Francis MacDonald Cornford (1874–1943), and when he married in 1909 she became extremely upset. She then made a new friendship with Hope Mirrlees, whom she referred to as her "spiritual daughter".

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was a pioneer in the academic study of myth in its historical and archaeological . Her work was enormously influential not only on subsequent scholars of Greek religion but in the wider fields of literature, anthropology and psychoanalysis

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was a pioneer in the academic study of myth in its historical and archaeological context, and was also one of the first women to make a full-time career as an academic. Do you want to read the rest of this article?

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was a pioneer in the academic study of myth in its historical and archaeological .

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was a pioneer in the academic study of myth in its historical and archaeological context, and was also one of the first women to make a full-time career as an academic.

Jane Ellen Harrison, Ancient Art and Ritual. The dramas of Æschylus certainly, and perhaps also those of Sophocles and Euripides, were played not upon the stage, and not in the theatre, but, strange though it sounds to us, in the orchestra. Jane Ellen Harrison, Ancient Art and Ritual. Religion moves away from drama towards theology, but the ritual mould of the dromenon is left ready for a new content.

Prolegomena to the. Study of Greek Religion. Greek religion, as set forth in popular handbooks and even in more ambitious treatises, is an affair mainly of mythology, and moreover of mythology as seen through the medium of literature. In England, so far as I am aware, no serious attempt has been made to examine Greek ritual. This habit of viewing Greek religion exclusively through the medium of Greek literature has brought with it an initial and fundamental error in method an error which in England, where scholarship is mainly literary, is likely to die hard. For literature Homer is the beginning, though every scholar is aware that he call it is.