Greek Religion


[See also Nilsson; Bouché-Leclercq; Cumont; Reitzenstein]

Often Useful:
  • W. Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. 1 [Abaeus - Dysponteus] (London, 1880) [link ]; (London, 1873) [link ]; (Boston, 1849) [link ]; vol. 2 [Earinus - Nyx] (London, 1876) [link ]; (London, 1873) [link ]; (London, 1849) [link ]; vol. 3 [Oarses - Zygia/us; chronological tables] (London, 1867) [link broken]; (Boston, 1859) [link ]

General Accounts
  • R. Parker, On Greek Religion (Cornell, 2011) [limited preview]
  • R. Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (Oxford, 2007) [limited preview]
  • D. Ogden (ed.), A Companion to Greek Religion (Blackwell, 2007) [limited preview]
  • J. D. Mikalson, Ancient Greek Religion (Blackwell, 2005) [limited preview]
  • S. Price, Religions of the Ancient Greeks (Cambridge, 1999) [limited preview]
  • J. Bremmer, Greek Religion, New Surveys in the Classics 24 (Cambridge, 1994) [limited preview]
  • Burkert, Greek Religion, tr. J. Raffan (Blackwell, 1987) [limited preview]
  • Easterling and Muir (eds.), Greek Religion and Society (Cambridge, 1985) [limited preview]
  • Nilsson, Geschichte der griechischen Religion, vol. 1: Die Religion Griechenlands bis auf die griechische Weltherrschaft, 3rd ed. (Munich, 1976) [limited preview]; vol. 2: Die hellenistische und römische Zeit, 4th ed. (Munich, 1988) [limited preview]
  • Wilamowitz, Der Glaube der Hellenen, 2 vols. (Berlin, 1931-1932) [archive.org]
  • J. E. Harrison, Epilegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (Cambridge, 1921) [link]
  • G. Murray, Four Stages of Greek Religion (New York, 1912) [link ]
  • A. Fairbanks, A Handbook of Greek Religion (New York, 1910) [link]
  • J. E. Harrison , Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, 1908) [link ]
  • L. R. Farnell, The Cults of the Greek States, vol. 3 of 5 [Ge; Demeter; Kore; Hades; Cybele] (Oxford, 1907) [link]; (Oxford, 1909) [limited preview]; vol. 4 of 5 [Poseidon; Apollo] (Oxford, 1907) [link]; vol. 5 of 5 [Hermes; Dionysus; Hestia; Hephaestus; Ares; minor cults] (Oxford, 1909) [archive.org]
    • vol. 1 of 3 [Cronos; Zeus; Hera; Athena] (Oxford, 1896) [link]; 2 of 3 [Artemis; Hekate; Aphrodite] (Oxford, 1896) [link]
  • M. Nilsson , Griechische Feste von religiöser Bedeutung: Mit Ausschluss der attischen (Leipzig: Teubner, 1906) [link ]
  • E. Rohde , Psyche: Seelencult und Unsterblichkeitsglaube der Griechen, 3rd ed., vol. 1 (Tübingen, 1903) [link ]; vol. 2 (Tübingen, 1903) [link ]; NB also Eng. tr. (London, 1925) [limited preview ]
  • P. Stengel, Die griechischen Kultusaltertümer, 2nd ed. (Munich, 1898) [link]

More Specific Studies
  • G. V. Lalonde, Horos Dios: An Athenian Shrine and Cult of Zeus (Leiden, 2006) [limited preview ]
  • E. Lupu, Greek Sacred Law: A Collection of New Documents (Leiden, 2005) [limited preview ]
  • M. Dillon, Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion (Cambridge, 2002) [limited preview]
  • F. R. Trombley, Hellenic Religion and Christianization, c. 370-529, vol. 1, 2nd ed. (Leiden, 2001) [limited preview]; [1st ed.] (Leiden, 1995/1993) [limited preview] [alt. link - limited preview]; vol. 2, 2nd ed. (Leiden, 2001) [limited preview] (Leiden, 1995/1994) [limited preview] [alt. link - limited preview]
  • N. Marinatos, The Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of Animals in Early Greek Religion (Routledge, 2000) [limited preview]
  • S. Pulleyn, Prayer in Greek Religion (Oxford, 1997) [limited preview]
  • R. Parker, Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion (Oxford, 1996) [limited preview]

  • H. S. Versnel, Inconsistencies in Greek and Roman Religion, vol. 2: Transition & Reversal in Myth and Ritual (Leiden, 1990) [limited preview]
  • B. C. Dietrich, The Origins of Greek Religion (Berlin, 1974) [limited preview]
  • A. B. Cook, Zeus, vol. 3.1 [Zeus God of the Dark Sky (Earthquakes etc.): Text and Notes] (1940) [archive.org]; 3.2 (1940) [archive.org]; 3.1+3.2 [archive.org]
  • vol. 2.1 (1925) [archive.org]; 2.2 (1925) [archive.org]
  • vol. 1 (1914) [archive.org]
  • L. R. Farnell, The Higher Aspects of Greek Religion (New York, 1912) [link]
  • J. C. Lawson, Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion: A Study in Survivals (Cambridge, 1910; repr. Kessinger, 2003) [limited preview]
  • W. M. Ramsay, "The Permanence of Religion at Holy Places in Western Asia," Chap. 6 of Pauline and Other Studies in Early Christian History, 2nd ed. (London, 1908) [link]
  • W. M. Ramsay, "Asia Minor: The Country and Its Religion" and "The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire," Chaps. 3 and 4 in Luke the Physician and Other Studies in the History of Religion (London, 1908) [link]
  • R. Karsten, Studies in Primitive Greek Religion (Helsingfors, 1907) [link]
  • W. H. D. Rouse, Greek Votive Offerings (Cambridge, 1902) [link]
  • H. S. Anton, Die Mysterien von Eleusis (Naumburg a. S., 1899) [link ]
  • P. Stengel and G. Oehmichen, Die griechischen Sakralaltertümer und das Bühnenwesen der Griechen und Römer (Munich, 1890) [link ]
  • A. Walton, The Cult of Asklepios (Ithaca, 1894) [link ]
  • K. Buresch, Klaros. Untersuchungen zum Orakelwesen des späteren Altertums (Leipzig: Teubner, 1889) [link ]
  • C. Du Prel, Die Mystik der alten Griechen: Tempelschlaf, Orakel, Mysterien, Dämon des Sokrates (Leipzig, 1888) [link ]
  • R. Hendess, Oracula graeca quae apud scriptores graecos romanosque exstant (Halis Saxonum, 1877) [link ]