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By Georgia Petridou

ISBN-10: 019872392X

ISBN-13: 9780198723929

In historical Greece, epiphanies have been embedded in cultural creation, and hired via the socio-political elite in either perpetuating pre-existing power-structures and developing new ones. This quantity is the 1st accomplished 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 in regards to the preoccupations, the preconceptions, and the assumptions of old Greek faith and tradition. In doing so, it explores the deities who have been at risk of epiphany and the contexts within 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 inspiration and perform, underlines its centrality in Greek cultural construction, and foregrounds its effect on either the political and the societal association of the traditional Greeks.

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