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Polytheism and Society at Athens

Polytheism and Society at Athens

The first attempt that has ever been made to give a comprehensive account of the religious life of ancient Athens.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
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The first attempt that has ever been made to give a comprehensive account of the religious life of ancient Athens.

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