The present volume explores the interdependent relationship between religion, education, and knowledge in ancient Greek cultures. While in modern scholarship Greek religion has been widely studied as embedded in society, the socio-religious aspects of education and knowledge have not yet been investigated in depth. The essays look for contexts, agents, and media through which religion, education, and knowledge were shared and transmitted within and beyond a community. The chronological framework extends from the classical period to late antiquity and covers the eastern and part of the western Greek Mediterranean. Examining a diverse range of evidence from both literary sources and material culture, this volume highlights the variety of Greek religious education and the comprehensive baggage of knowledge required for performing rituals.
Born 1982; 2011 PhD in Ancient History at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; 2009-11 Research Assistant at the University of Oxford; 2012 Research Fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; 2013-15 Gerda Henkel Scholar, Royal Holloway, University of London; 2015-19 Post-doc at the University of Goettingen; 2019-present A.G. Leventis Research Associate in Hellenic Studies, University of Exeter. Born 1964; 1992 PhD and 1998 Habilitation at the LMU Munchen; 2004-11 Professor of Ancient History at the Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg; since 2011 Professor of Ancient History at the Georg-August-Universitat Goettingen.