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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Religion and Art in Ancient Greece Author: Ernest Arthur Gardner Release Date: February 6, 2007 [EBook #20523] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK RELIGION AND ART IN ANCIENT GREECE *** Produced by Ron Swanson RELIGION AND ART IN ANCIENT GREECE BY ERNEST A.
GARDNER YATES PROFESSOR OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND PUBLIC ORATOR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON; LATE DIRECTOR OF THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ATHENS LONDON AND NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS 45 ALBEMARLE STREET, W. 1910 PREFACE Greek religion may be studied under various aspects; and many recent contributions to this study have been mainly concerned either with the remote origin of many of its ceremonies in primitive ritual, or with the manner in which some of its obscurer manifestations met the deeper spiritual needs which did not find satisfaction in the official cults. Such discussions are of the highest interest to the anthropologist and to the psychologist; but they have the disadvantage of fixing our attention too exclusively on what, to the ordinary Greek, appeared accidental or even morbid, and of making us regard the Olympian pantheon, with its clearly realised figures of the gods, as a mere system imposed more or less from outside upon the old rites and beliefs of the people.
In the province of art, at least, the Olympian gods are paramount; and thus we are led to appreciate and to understand their Mon Apr 03 00:38:49 2017 2 worship as it affected the religious ideals of the people and the services of the State.
For we must remember that in the case of religion even more than in that of art,...

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