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Title The Sacred history of Euhemerus of Messene / Marek Winiarczyk ; translated from the Polish by Witold Zbirohowski-Kościa.
Imprint Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages)
Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Earlier version published in German; extended version first published in Polish with title: Euhemer z Messeny : życie i dzieło Święta Historia, now translated into English.
Description based on print version record.
Subject Euhemerus, of Messene, active 4th century B.C.
Euhemerus, of Messene, active 4th century B.C. Fragments.
Euhemerus, of Messene, active 4th century B.C.
Euhemerus ca. v340 - v260
Evhémère. "Ecriture sacrée"
Mythology, Greek.
Genre Electronic Books.
Contents 2. Sources regarding Euhemerus' theological viewsA. Old Greek concepts; a. The hero cult; b. Gods as the founders of cults; c. The tombs of the gods; B. Euergetism; C. Rationalistic interpretation of myths; D. The Sophistic movement; E. The origins of the commander and ruler cult in the 5th and 4th centuries BC; a. Lysander, Spartan commander (d. 395 r.); b. Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse (405-367); c. Dion of Syracuse; d. Clearchus, tyrant of Heraclea Pontica (364/363-353/352); e. Nicagoras, tyrant of Zeleia (to 334); f. Philip II, king of Macedonia (359-336).
Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- I. The life of Euhemerus -- II. Euhemerus' Ἱερὰ Ἀναγραφ́η -- III. The theological views of Euhemerus of Messene -- IV. Society and economy in the Ἱερὰ Ἀναγραφ́η -- V. The Zeus Sanctuary on the Island of Panchaea -- VI. An attempt to interpret the Ἱερὰ Ἀναγραφ́η -- VII. Ennius' Euhemerus sive sacra historia -- VIII. Euhemerism in the ancient world -- IX. Conclusions -- Appendix I: Homines pro diis culti -- Appendix II: Deos homines fuisse -- Appendix III: The tombs of the gods -- Bibliography -- Indexes.
2. The translation title3. The translation form; 4. A close translation or free version?; 5. Ennius' translation in the works of Latin authors; 6. Summary; VIII. Euhemerism in the ancient world; 1. Pagan literature; A. Euhemerus and Euhemerism; B. Euhemerism and the ruler cult; C. Euhemerism in mythological novels; a. Dionysius Scytobrachion; b. Dinarchus of Delos; c. The 'Phrygian Literature'; D. Stoic Euhemerism; E. Euhemerism in historiography; a. Leon of Pella; b. Mnaseas of Patara in Lycia; c. Nicagoras of Cyprus; d. Polybius; e. Apollodorus of Athens; f. Castor of Rhodes.
B. Ἱερὸς λόγος on the stele3. The priests of Zeus Triphylius; 4. Summary; VI. An attempt to interpret the Ἱερὰ Ἀναγραφή; 1. Destruction of belief in the Olympian gods; 2. Satire on the ruler cult; 3. A justification or promotion of the ruler cult; 4. A description of an ideal state system; 5. An explanation of the origins of belief in gods; 6. Promoting the idea of unity and brotherhood of all people; 7. Reinterpretation of Greek mythology; 8. Summary; VII. Ennius' Euhemerus sive sacra historia; 1. The history of its genesis; A. Scipio Africanus; B. Ennius' Scipio; C. Dating Ennius' Euhemerus.
Summary The book is a first comprehensive study of the life and work of Euhemerus of Messene. Winiarczyk takes into consideration all scholarly works since the first half of the 19th century to the present day. Euhemerus' utopian novel Sacred history describes the travel to the island Panchaia in the Indian Ocean. According to Euhemerus, in the temple of Zeus Triphylius there was a stele which presented the Olympian gods as deified kings. Winiarczyk's book studies the sources of the theological views and of the description of the Panchaian society. The book will be for many decades the most authoritati.
Other Author Zbirohowski-Kościa, Witold, translator.
Other Title Print version: Winiarczyk, Marek. ""Sacred History" of Euhemerus of Messene. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2013 9783110278880