Chapter 13. Family Matters: Domestic Religion in Classical Greece

  1. John Bodel Professor1 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor2
  1. Deborah Boedeker Professor Chair

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch13

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Boedeker, D. (2009) Family Matters: Domestic Religion in Classical Greece, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Brown University, USA

  2. 2

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

Author Information

  1. Brown University, 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

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Keywords:

  • family matters - domestic religion in classical Greece;
  • domestic cults at home (and) in the Polis;
  • Attic Old Comedy - annual civic rites in which families participated qua families;
  • Family vs. Polis Religion?;
  • religious friction between “family” and “state” in classical Athens - competition for religious authority between increasingly democratic polis and certain elite families;
  • household rites for birth, death, and other dangers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Domestic Cults at Home (and) in the Polis

  • Family vs. Polis Religion?

  • Household Rites for Birth, Death, and Other Dangers

  • Conclusion