Agora Publication: AgoraPicBk 19 (1980)
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Publication
Name:   AgoraPicBk 19 (1980)
Title:   Gods and Heroes in the Athenian Agora
Author:   Camp, J.
Abstract:   Religion played a part in almost every aspect of civic life, so shrines, temples, altars, and dedications are conspicuous at almost every turn during a visit to the Agora. The author of this booklet shows where and how the major Olympian gods were worshipped, and then turns his attention to lesser known deities, such as Hekate, the triple-bodied goddess of the crossroads. He argues that the cults of heroes, such as Theseus, one of the legendary founders of Athens, were much more popular than the official state religion focused on the Olympian gods.
Series Title:   Excavations of the Athenian Agora: Picture Book
Publication Place:   Princeton
Publisher:   The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Volume:   19
Edition:   1
Date:   1980
ISBN:   0876616236
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PDF:   AgoraPicBk-19.pdf
References:   Plans and Drawings (11)
Images (15)
Objects (55)