Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

The Discourse of a Myth: Diodorus Siculus and the Egyptian Theologoumena During the Hellenistic Age

Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Panayotis Pachis [+-]
Aristotle University
Panayotis Pachis is Professor of Religious Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His publications include Religion and Politics in the Graeco-Roman World: Redescribing the Isis-Sarapis Cult (Barbounakis, 2010) and many articles on the Graeco-Roman religions and the cognitive study of religion. He is also the author of five books in Greek and co-editor of four volumes, most recently Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences (with Donald Wiebe; Equinox, 2014).

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This Chapter deals with the idea of Euhemerus, a writer of the Hellenistic period, whose theoretical views challenge Diodorus Siculus' approach to the mythical world of Egypt and, through these ideas, the religio-political reality of that translation period.

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Pachis, Panayotis. The Discourse of a Myth: Diodorus Siculus and the Egyptian Theologoumena During the Hellenistic Age. Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 303-336 Dec 2014. ISBN 9781781792070. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22931. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22931. Dec 2014

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