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Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy by Jon Mikalson

By Jon Mikalson

Jon D. Mikalson examines how Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and different Greek philosophers defined, interpreted, criticized, and applied the parts and ideas of the faith of the folk in their time - practices resembling sacrifice, prayer, dedications, and divination. the manager techniques concerned are these of piety and impiety, and after a radical research of the philosophical texts Mikalson bargains a elegant definition of Greek piety, dividing it into its two
constituent parts of `proper admire' for the gods and `religious correctness'. He concludes with an indication of the benevolence of the gods within the philosophical culture, linking it to the expectancy of that benevolence evinced by means of renowned religion.

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