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by Gilbert Murray

eBook Five Stages of Greek Religion ePub
Author: Gilbert Murray
Language: English
ISBN: 0486425002
ISBN13: 978-0486425009
Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (January 23, 2003)
Pages: 240
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 550
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Start by marking Five Stages of Greek Religion as Want to Read . I first read about this book in Bertrand Russell's references in History of Western Philosophy, and now Gilbert Murray also lead me to other fascinating works, such as Jane Harrison's Prolegomena.

Start by marking Five Stages of Greek Religion as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. So, yes, I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in religion, history and anthropology.

Murray's book should be the standard work on the subject. This small volume is the outgrowth of a lecture series given before the First World War. Murray traces the growth and development of Greek religion from it's beginnings in prehistorical animism to the full flowering of the major schools of philosophy, and thence to their extinction. Murray explores the irrational, Dionysic strand that emerged independantly of the Olympian mythos, and shows how both predate Homer

Claim the "Five Stages of Greek Religion.

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In revising the Four Stages of Greek Religion I have found myself obliged to change its name

In revising the Four Stages of Greek Religion I have found myself obliged to change its name. I felt there was a gap in the story. In some ways characteristically Greek, in others it is so typical of similar stages of thought elsewhere that one is tempted to regard it as the normal beginning of all religion, or almost as the normal raw material out of which religion is made.

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Gilbert Murray was one of the century's most important scholars of Greek history and culture, and his book is a classic. The eloquent chapters on the rise of ion are the most memorable "Five Stages of Greek Religion. In this outgrowth of a lecture series given before the First World War, Murray traces the growth and development of Greek religion from its beginnings in prehistorical animism to the full flowering of the major schools of philosophy, and thence to their extinction. Murray explores the irrational, Dionysic strand that emerged independently of the Olympian mythos, showing how both predate Homer.

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George Gilbert Aimé Murray, OM (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres. George Gilbert Aimé Murray, OM (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres.

Five stages of. Greek religion. The United States and the War. By Gilbert Murray. Great Britain's Sea Policy A Reply to an American Critic reprinted from 'The Atlantic Monthly'. The Story of Nefrekepta from a demotic papyrus. Andromache A Play in Three Acts. Euripides and His Age.

Beginning with Greece's earliest rites, this volume traces the development of the classic religion of the Olympian gods and discusses the religion of the philosophic schools of the fourth century BC. It portrays the emergence of Christianity and concludes with an account of the efforts of Julian the Apostate to restore a new variety of paganism.
crazy mashine
This classic in the study of classical Greek religion, first started as lectures before World War I, and finally completed and published in 1951, still has the power to engage and excite the interest and enthusiasm of all those interested in and fascinated by classical Greece and everything it contributed to our own culture, whether poetry, philosophy, architecture, sculpture...and even politics, both positively by showing us the world's first democracy, and negatively by ultimately losing its independence to Macedon, then Rome, and most recently to the Ottoman Turkish empire. If ancient Greek mythology and religion are largely the invention of Greece's marvelous poets, they yet form the background of ancient Greek life and the brilliant poetry of Homer, the Greek tragedians and lyricists; the Greek painters, sculptors and architects; the philosophy of Plato, and so many more. An utterly engaging story of the rise, flourishing and ultimate fall of ancient Greek religion, this book belongs on the shelf of every enthusiast of everything that ancient Greece has bequeathed to us.
Moralsa
Thought provoking, incisive, remarkably accessible writing. An intelligent book written by a scholar who loves his subject, really tries to get to grips with it and shares everything he knows about it. I learned some things. I also got several new ideas to think about as I look at Greek artifacts from that era. For me, these make it a great read and a great find! I plan to read it again.

On the other hand, it was written a while back. And it is not a standard academic book. There are passages in it that would probably merit trigger warning in today's college class rooms. If you are trying to get in sync with the latest in academic thinking or get the most up-to-date information about the archeology, this is not the right book.
Gtonydne
fine writing at an elevated level of discourse.
Onaxan
A meditation, really. Beautifully written.
Wooden Purple Romeo
This book is mildly interesting as it delves more into the move from paganism into philosophy thus explaining how Christianity supplanted paganism in the end. Ultimately an inference is made that early Greek philosophy probably paved the way for Christianity's entrance info this world. I was disappointed that a real effort wasn't made to talk about ancient Greek religious rites and beliefs in depth. THE ONLY WORTHWHILE PART OF BOOK IS THE INFERENCE IN BOOK ABOUT CHRISTIANITY STEALING MUCH OF PAGAN GREEK PHILOSOPHY TO FORMULATE THEIR FAITH.
Orevise
This set of remarks is about the physical book rather than about Murray's work itself. The contents of this book speak for themselves. The work is a classic. Others have summarized and commented on the substance of this volume. I will make a few comments about the present printed version of the book. The format of this "reprint" is, well, odd. It is not a reprint of the original book in its original format. The print is so small that it is almost impossible to read (really!). The pagination has somehow been converted into a system that (someone thought) preserves the original page numbers while reconfiguring them and jamming as much print on a page as is possible. If there is another reprinted version of this important book available, I recommend buying it rather than this one, which is puzzling, inconvenient, and even annoying.

Remark added later: I have found that there are at least two different reprints of this book. I am NOT referring to the "Kessinger" version; rather, the one from "CreateSpace."
Tejar
Murray's book should be the standard work on the subject. This small volume is the outgrowth of a lecture series given before the First World War. Murray traces the growth and development of Greek religion from it's beginnings in prehistorical animism to the full flowering of the major schools of philosophy, and thence to their extinction. Murray explores the irrational, Dionysic strand that emerged independantly of the Olympian mythos, and shows how both predate Homer. He considers the minor deities, such as the boundary statues (koures) mentioned by Thucydides in connection with Alcibiades' impiety. The eloquent chapters on the rise of philosophy-cum-religion are the most memorable in a memorable book. Murray's vingettes on the lives and actions of the founders of the famous schools - linked as they are in lineal descent from Socrates, Epicurus excepted, are excellent biographical sketches in their own right. His examination of the faults in each philosophical system, Aristotle's Pertpetetic School excepted, shows how, after banishing Olympian myth, essential to keeping hold of thinking minds, they let them back in, pantheistically, or as manifestations of the universal creator, etc. (Epicurus preached a materialism that did not fully recognize divinity, and so he may be partly excused, as well.) This book this lays out how the hellenistic world was prepared for the advent of Christanity, as the rise of philosophy asked the right questions to move thinkers beyond myth, and philosophy's subsequent fall into Neoplatonism and other pantheistic movements left the Greco-Roman world looking elsewhere for answers. An outstanding addition to any classical library. -Lloyd A. Conway
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