Hero Cult in Classical Antiquity: A Short Reading List

Albersmeier, Sabine, ed. Heroes. Walters Art Museum. (October 6, 2009)

Antonaccio, Carla M. An Archaeology of Ancestors. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. (November 22, 1994)

De Armond, Thea. “The Menelaion: A Local Manifestation of a Pan-Hellenic Phenomenon.” BA thesis. Wesleyan University, 2009. Available online at: http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1341&context=etd_hon_theses (Accessed: 29 Dec 2014)

Diskin Clay, Archilochos Heros: The Cult of Poets in the Greek Polis. Center for Hellenic Studies. Harvard University Press. (2004).

Ekroth, Gunnel. The Sacrificial Rituals of Greek Hero-Cults in the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic Period. Presses Universitaires de Liège. (2002) Available online at: http://books.openedition.org/pulg/490?format=toc (Acessed: 29 December 2014)

Farnell, Lewis Richard. Greek Hero Cults and Ideas of Immortality. Oxford University Press. (1921) Available online at: https://archive.org/details/greekherocultsid00farnuoft (Accessed: 29 Dec 2014)

Hagg, Robin. Ancient Greek Hero Cult: Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on Ancient Greek Cult. Coronet Books Inc. (October 10, 1999)

Hughes, Bettany. Helen of Troy: The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Vintage (January 9, 2007)

Jones, Christopher P. New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos (Revealing Antiquity). Harvard University Press (January 31, 2010)

Kerenyi, Carl. The Heroes of the Greeks. Thames & Hudson (August 1, 1978)

Lambert, Royston. Beloved and God. Viking Penguin, Inc. (1984). Available online at: http://www.antinopolis.org/religion/documents/Beloved-and-God-1.pdf (Accessed: 29 Dec 2014)

Larson, Jennifer. Greek Heroine Cults. University of Wisconsin Press (1995)

Lefkowitz, Mary R. Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn From Myths. Yale University Press. (2003)

Lefkowitz, Mary R. Women in Greek Myth. Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition (January 16, 2007)

Lyons, Deborah. Gender and Immortanlity: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult Princeton University Press (1996).

Nagy, Gregory. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (July 15, 2013)

Nagy, Gregory. The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press; Revised edition (October 1, 1998) Available online at:
http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/nagy/BofA.html (Accessed: 29 Dec 2014)

Nagy, Gregory. Relevant Facts about Greek Hero Cult. Available online at: http://www.uh.edu/~cldue/3307/herocults.html (Accessed 13 Aug 2015)

Pache, Corinne Ondine, Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece. University of Illinois Press (December 8, 2004)


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