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Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-401) and indexes.
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Among maternal deities of the Greek pantheon, the Mother of the Gods was a paradox. Conflict and resolution were played out symbolically, Munn shows, and the goddess of Lydian tyranny was eventually accepted by the Athenians as the Mother of the Gods and a symbol of their own sovereignty.
Sovereignty and divinity in classical Greek thought -- The Mother of the Gods and the sovereignty of Midas -- The Mother of the Gods and the ideals of Lydian tyranny -- The Mother of the Gods and the practices of Lydian tyranny -- Asia, the Oikoumene and the map of the world -- The Mother of the Gods and Persian sovereignty -- Persian sovereignty and the Gods of the Athenians -- Herodotus and the Gods -- The Mother of the Gods at Athens.
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