List of color plates. List of figures. List of maps. Preface. Abbreviations. 1. An Overview: Greek Sanctuaries and Worship. 2. Greek Gods, Heroes, and Polytheism. 3. Seven Greek Cult Myths. 4. Five Major Greek Cults. 5. Religion in the Greek Family and Village. 6. Religion of the Greek City-State. 7. Greek Religion and the Individual. 8. Greek Religion in the Hellenistic Period. 9. Greek Religion and Greek Culture. 10. Glossary of recurring Greek terms. Index.
Jon D. Mikalson is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. In 1968-1969 he was a Fellow and in 1994-1995 a Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. His books include Athenian Popular Religion (1983), Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy (1991), Religion in Hellenistic Athens (1998), and Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars (2002).
Praise for the first edition: "A brilliant general synthesis covering the Greek world over the period of 'classical' Athens ... [Mikalson's] book is a model of how it should be done." BBC History Magazine "A first introduction to ancient Greek religion, which encompasses hundreds of deities of several different types, and varied widely over nearly two thousand years and thousands of large and small Greek city-states." Reference and Research Book News "Clearly written and organised, it will be appreciated by students." Antiquity "It is well written, very accurate, and communicative." Australian Religion Studies Review A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year