Bibliography of Ancient Religion

Last updated for ARCANA on 20 February, 1998

The following is a partial listing of bibliography for the study of ancient religion. Inclusion is not an endorsement, nor is exclusion a condemnation. The former results from an attempt at thoroughness, the latter from the haphazard method with which this bibliography has been constructed. I will continue to add titles which I notice are missing.

F. Altheim, A History of Roman Religion (New York 1938).

F. Altheim, Aus SpŠtantike und Christentum (Tubingen 1951).

F. Altheim, Christentum am roten Meer (Berlin 1971).

F. Altheim, Griechische gotter in alten Rom (Giessen 1930).

G.W. Bowersock, W. Burkert and M.C.J. Putnam, eds., Arktouros: Hellenic Studies Presented to Bernard M. W. Knox on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (Berlin 1980).

J. Bremmer, ed., Interpretations in Greek Mythology (1987).

W. Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987).

W. Burkert, Creation of the Sacred: Tracks of Biology in Early Religions (Cambridge: Harvard Univeristy Press, 1996).

W. Burkert, Greek Religion (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985).

W. Burkert, Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrifical Ritual and Myth (Los Angeles and Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983).

W. Burkert, Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism (Cambridge: Harvard Univeristy Press, 1972).

W. Burkert, Oedipus, Oracles, and Meaning: From Sophocles to Umberto Eco (Toronto 1991).

W. Burkert, Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual (Los Angeles and Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979).

W. Burkert, The Orientalizing Revolution: Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992).

T.H. Carpenter and C.A. Faraone, Masks of Dionysus, Myth and Poetics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993).

Ch. Christou, Potnia Theron (1968).

J.H. Croon, 'The Mask of the Underworld Daemon - Some Remarks on the Perseus Gorgon Story', JHS 75 (1955) 9-16.

F. Cumont, After Life in Roman Paganism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922).

F. Cumont, Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and the Romans (New York: Dover, 1912).

F. Cumont, L'Egypte des Astrologues (Brussels 1937).

F. Cumont, Les Mages hellenises, Zoroastre, Ostanes et Hystaspe d'apres la tradition greque (New York 1975).

F. Cumont, Reserches sur le symbolisme funeraire des Romains (Paris 1942).

F. Cumont, The Mysteries of Mithra (New York: Dover, 1956).

F. Cumont, The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism (New York: Dover, 1956).

F. de Polignac, Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State J. Lloyd, trans. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995).

J. Dorig and O. Gigon, Der Kampf der Gštter und Titanen (1961).

G. Dumezil, Archaic Roman Religion 2 vols., P. Krapp, trans. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1996).

S. Eitrem, Orakel und Mysterien am Ausgang der Antike (Zürich: Rheinverlag, 1947).

C.A. Faraone and D. Obbink, Magika Hiera (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).

L. Farnell, Cults of the Greek States (now published by Ares).

J. Ferguson, Among the Gods: An Archaeological Exploration of Ancient Greek Religion (London 1989).

J. Ferguson, An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mysticism and the Mystery Religions (New York 1977).

J. Ferguson, Gods Many and Lords Many: A Study in Primal Religions (1982).

J. Ferguson, Greek and Roman Religion: A Source Book (Park Ridge 1980).

J. Ferguson, Pelagius; A Historical and Theological Study (Cambridge 1956).

J. Ferguson, The Religions of the Roman Empire (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1970).

M-T. Fögen, Die Enteignung der Wahrsager, Studien sum kaiserllich Wissensmonopol in der Spätanktike (Frankfurt: Fischer, 1993).

W.W. Fowler, The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic: An Introduction to the Study of the Religion of the Romans, Handbooks of Archaeology and Antiquities (New York: MacMillan, 1916).

A.L. Frothingham, 'Medusa, Apollo and the Great Mother', AJA 15 (1911) 349-77.

F. Graf, Magic in the Ancient World (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1997).

R. Hagg and G. Nordquist, eds., Celebrations of Death and Divinity in the Bronze Age Argolid (1990).

R.G. Hamerton-Kelly, ed., Violent Origins (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987).

E. Hardy and C. Richardson, eds., Christology of the Later Fathers (Philadelphia 1954).

E. Hardy, Christian Egypt: Church and People (New York 1952).

E. Hardy, Christianity and the Roman Government; A Study in Imperial Administration (New York 1971).

E. Hardy, Studies in Roman History (London 1909).

J.W. Harrison, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1922).

G.S. Kirk, J.E. Raven and M. Schofield, The Presocratic Philosphers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).

J.E. Lowe, Magic in Greek and Latin Literature (London: Basil Blackwell 1929).

G. Luck, Arcana Mundi (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1985).

R.A. Marcus, Christianity in the Roman World (?).

S. Montero, Politica y adivinación en el bajo imperio Romano: Emperadóres y harúspices (193 D.C.-408 D.C.), Collection Latuomus, no. 211 (Brussells: Latomus, 1991).

G. Mylonas, Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1961).

A.D. Napier, Masks, Transformation and Paradox (1986).

M.P. Nilsson, The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology (1932).

R.M. Ogilvie, The Romans and Their Gods in the Age of Augustus, Ancient Culture and Society (New York: W.W. Norton, 1969).

D.S. Potter, Prophets and emperors: Human Divination and Divine Authority from Augustus to Theodosius (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994).

H.J. Rose, Ancient Greek Religion (Hutchinson 1946).

H.J. Rose, Ancient Roman Religion (Hutchinson 1948).

H.D.M. Spence-Jones, The Early Christians in Rome (?).

J.-P. Vernant, Figures, idoles, masques, Conférences essais et leçons du Collége de France (Julliard 1990).

J.-P. Vernant, Mortals and Immortals (1991).

K. Wilhelm II, Studien zur Gorgo (Berlin 1936).

G. Wissowa, Religion und Kultus der Römer (Munich 1902).

L.B. Zaidman and P.S. Pantel, Religion in the Ancient Greek City P. Cartledge, trans. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

A. Zell, Riesen der Tierwelt (1910).

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