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H 245 x W 174 mm

306 pages

3 plans, 4 maps, 8 tables

Published May 2024

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803277714

Digital: 9781803277721

DOI 10.32028/9781803277714

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Ancient Greece; Religion; Olympian Gods; Chthonian deities; Sacred Places; Sanctuaries; Topography; Peloponnese; Arcadia; Elis; Messenia; Laconia

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This book traces the origins of the religious system of the Peloponnese to identify the factors behind its subsequent development from the Geometric to the Classical period. Through a presentation of cult places, the deities worshipped, and the epithets used, the book explores preferences for particular deities and the reasons for this.





Part One

Chapter 1. Arcadia

Chapter 2. Elis

Chapter 3. Messenia

Chapter 4. Laconia

Part Two

Chapter 5. Special Characteristics

Chapter 6. Deities Worshipped

Chapter 7. Religious, Economic and Social Context





About the Author

Eleni Marantou holds a PhD from the Ionian University at Corfu and bachelor’s degrees in History and in Archaeology and History of Art from the University of Athens. She has been a member and research assistant of various archaeological institutes and worked as an archaeologist in the Greek Ministry of Culture, taking part in excavations and museum work around Greece. Her main interest is the study of ancient Greek religion, with a particular focus on the therapeutic attributes of the natural elements and their relation to healing deities. She is the author of numerous scientific articles on ancient Greek landscape, religion, mythology and magical practices.