Table of contents for Ancient religions / Sarah Iles Johnston, general editor.

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Introduction ? Sarah Iles Johnston ix
Note on Translation and Transliteration xv
Abbreviations xvii
Maps xviii
ENCOUNTERING ANCIENT RELIGIONS
What Is Ancient Mediterranean Religion? ? Fritz Graf 3
Monotheism and Polytheism ? Jan Assmann 17
Ritual ? Jan Bremmer 32
Myth ? Fritz Graf 45
Cosmology: Time and History ? John J. Collins 59
Pollution, Sin, Atonement, Salvation ? Harold W. Attridge 71
Law and Ethics ? Eckart Otto 84
Mysteries ? Sarah Iles Johnston 98
Religions in Contact ? John Scheid 112
Writing and Religion ? Mary Beard 127
Magic ? Sarah Iles Johnston 139
HISTORIES
Egypt ? Jan Assmann and David Frankfurter 155
Mesopotamia ? Paul-Alain Beaulieu 165
Syria and Canaan ? David P. Wright 173
Israel ? John J. Collins 181
Anatolia: Hittites ? David P. Wright 189
Iran ? William Malandra and Michael Stausberg 197
Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations ? Nanno Marinatos 206
Greece ? Jon Mikalson 210
Etruria ? Olivier de Cazanove 220
Rome ? John North 225
Early Christianity ? Harold Attridge 233
Epilogue ? Bruce Lincoln 235
Contributors 000
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Religions.
Civilization, Ancient.