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 [+]
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).
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.