Why did the Greeks and Romans Pray Aloud? Anthropomorphism, 'Dumb Gods' and Human Cognition
Aleš Chalupa [+]
Department for the Study of Religions at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
CHALUPA ALEŠ is Assistant Professor at the Department for the Study of Religions at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. His field of research is ancient religions, especially Roman religion, Graeco-Roman magic and Mithraism. In recent years, he has also focused on the cognitive science of religion and its possible contribution to the methodology of the study of ancient religious traditions.
Aleš Chalupa discusses the reasons why Greeks and Romans prayed 'out loud' and goes on to discuss how silent prayer may have developed.