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The Greek Gods in Modern ScholarshipInterpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain$
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Michael D. Konaris

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198737896

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.001.0001

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British Responses

British Responses

(p.195) 4 British Responses
The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship

Michael D. Konaris

Oxford University Press

The fourth chapter examines British responses to German scholarship and the treatment of the Greek gods in the new context created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century by anthropology, sociology, and the emphasis on the study of ritual. In particular, the chapter discusses the work of A. Lang (1844–1912), L.R. Farnell (1856–1934) and J.E. Harrison (1850–1920).

Keywords:   anthropology, sociology, ritual, initiation, Eniautos-Daimon, supreme beings, Andrew Lang, Farnell, Jane Harrison, Refutation of Solar Apollo, Dionysos

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