Greek Religion
The playlist brings together five courses on how the ancient Greeks thought about the gods, including oracles, hero cult, and the concept of polis religion, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Religion' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.
 
What this playlist includes:
26 lectures across 5 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Greek Religion: Hero Cult
Prof. Richard Seaford
Exeter University
1.1. What is a Hero? – 04:54
1.2. Hero Cult as Death Ritual – 05:45
1.3. Levels of Hero Cult – 08:03
1.4. Who Received Hero Cult? – 08:35
2. Greek Religion: Mystery Cult
Prof. Richard Seaford
Exeter University
3. Greek Religion: Oracles
Prof. Esther Eidinow
Bristol University
3.1. What is an Oracle? – 07:21
3.2. Seers and Oracle-Sellers – 07:58
3.3. The Sanctuary at Delphi – 07:49
3.4. The Pythia – 09:42
3.5. The Sanctuary at Dodona – 07:47
3.6. How Were Oracles Used? – 09:03
4. Greek Religion: Polis Religion
Prof. Esther Eidinow
Bristol University
4.2. Polytheism – 11:51
4.3. Individual and Family – 08:18
4.4. Governance – 10:23
5. Greek Religion: The Nature of the Gods
Dr Emma Aston
Reading University
5.1. Anthropomorphism – 15:12
5.2. Homer and Hesiod – 09:52
5.3. Sacrifice – 12:25
5.4. Temples – 12:26
5.5. Critiques of the Gods – 12:46
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