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Author Munn, Mark Henderson.
Title The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the tyranny of Asia : a study of sovereignty in ancient religion / Mark Munn.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2006.

Author Munn, Mark Henderson.
Series The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Subject Cybele (Goddess) -- Cult -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
Cybele (Goddess) -- Cult -- Turkey -- Lydia (Kingdom)
Religion and politics -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
Sovereignty -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines.
Religion and politics -- Turkey -- Lydia (Kingdom) -- History.
Despotism -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 452 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-401) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Contents 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.
ISBN 9780520931589 (electronic bk.)
0520931580 (electronic bk.)
1429402334 (electronic bk.)
9781429402330 (electronic bk.)
9780520243491 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520243498 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1282357638
9781282357631
160129395X
9781601293954
ISBN/ISSN 2770724
OCLC # 71388363
Additional Format Print version: Munn, Mark Henderson. Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the tyranny of Asia. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2006 0520243498 (DLC) 2005013449 (OCoLC)60550934


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