Introduction; Part I. Homer as an Anthropologist: 1. Literature? Or anthropology? 2. The Gods: a particular nature, a particular society; 3. Spending the time; 4. Gods with a particular lifestyle; 5. Savouring the sweetness of life; 6. Divine interference; 7. Scenes of sovereignty; 8. The Gods and their days; Part II. The Gods at the Service of the City: 9. When the Olympians donned the citizen's costume; 10. A polytheistic garden; 11. Dealing with the Gods; 12. The altars and territories that were home to the divine powers; 13. The affairs of the Gods and the affairs of men; 14. the power of women: Hera, Athena and their followers; 15. A phallus for Dionysus; Index.
Janet Lloyd has translated more than seventy books from the French by authors such as Jean-Pierre Vernant, Marcel Detienne, and Philippe Descola.
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