Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion
"Harrison's Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion is a book that breathes life. 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. From a study of Greek anthropomorphism, she can conclude, like a seeress looking beyond the early twentieth century: to be human is not necessarily to be humane.'"--Richard Martin, Princeton University 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, she writes that J. G. Frazer's work had become part and parcel of her "mental furniture" and that of others studying primitive religion. Today, those who write on ancient myth or ritual are bound to say the same about Harrison. Her essential ideas, best developed and most clearly put in the Prolegomena, have never been eclipsed.
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Review: Prolegomena to the Study of Greek ReligionUser Review - Jonas Persson - Goodreads
Keats's lines from "Ode on Melancholy" might have served as an epigraph for this fascinating account: "Ay, in the very temple of delight / Veiled melancholy has her sovran shrine." First published in ... Read full review
Review: Prolegomena to the Study of Greek ReligionUser Review - Midori - Goodreads
I suppose that it is a classical but the author's obsession with purification rites and her will to interprete the Attic festivals as ritual ceremonies to ward off the unleashed evils of nature have, in many instances, pushed the available evidence too much so to fit to the theories. Read full review
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JSTOR: Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion
Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion. By JANE ELLEN HARRISON. Pp. xxii+674. Cambridge University Press, 1903. 15s. This book establishes from ritual ...
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Title, Prolegomena to the study of Greek religion. Creator, Harrison, Jane Ellen, 1850-1928. Publisher, Cambridge University Press ...
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Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion Jane Ellen Harrison
Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion Jane Ellen Harrison. 1903.
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Harrison, J.Ellen: Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion.
Description of the book Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion by Harrison, J.Ellen, published by Princeton University Press.
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GREEK RELIGION; THEMIS. A Study of the Social Origins of Greek ...
... book had its beginning in the conviction that the theories of her former work, "Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion," had become already belated. ...
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Jane Ellen Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Her approach in her great work, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (1903) , was to proceed from the ritual to the myth it inspired. ...
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Greek Popular Relgion: Illustrations
Red-figured vase. Louvre, Paris. From je Harrison, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion, 3d ed. (Cambridge, 1922). 7. VOTIVE MASKS ...
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... and Ritual: High Church Mysticism in the Letters of Jane Ellen Harrison and Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion, Humanities Program, 2007-04-09 ...
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Greek Goddesses (Miller)
Harrison, Jane Ellen, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion. Pomeroy, Sarah, Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves. These books are also on reserve in ...
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J. Harrison, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (London: Merlin, 1962 ). J. Harrison, Themis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1912) ...
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