Chapter 12. Household Religion in Ancient Greece

  1. John Bodel Professor2 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor3
  1. Christopher A. Faraone

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch12

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Faraone, C. A. (2008) Household Religion in Ancient Greece, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    Samuel Ungerleider Jr Professor of Judaic Studies, Brown University, USA

Author Information

  1. Frank C. and Gertrude M. Springer Professor of Classics and Humanities, The University of Chicago, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. The Ancient World: Comparative Histories

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175791

Online ISBN: 9781444302974



  • household religion in ancient Greece;
  • family or household religion of ancient Greeks;
  • preliminary definitions - Oikos and Genos;
  • household cult overseen by men;
  • women and magic in the Oikos


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Some Preliminary Definitions: Oikos and Genos

  • Household Cult Overseen by Men

  • Women and Magic in the Oikos

  • Conclusion