01.21.09.Introduction to Greek and Roman Religionsppt

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GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGIONS 01:190:326 01/26/08: What is religion?
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Religio Latin root of English, “religion” Possibly from “to bind” ( ligo ) Conveyed a sense of proper religious obligation and duty For Romans, governed by a set of customs and regulations that defined how the community and the state interacted with the divine
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Religio (cont’d) For Mediterranean civilizations in antiquity, we can generalize that religion was a matter both public and private. For the Greeks, religion is integral to some of the earliest literature we know (Homer and Hesiod – dating to around 800 to 700 BCE, but in the case of the former, likely representing an oral tradition extending further back)
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Chryses’ Prayer In Book One of the Iliad , the epic of the Trojan War, Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks, dismisses Chryses a priest of Apollo roughly, after the old man begs for the return of his daughter, Chryseis Lines 37-42 record his response, a prayer to the god Apollo to bring punishment upon the Greeks
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