MODERN GREEK FOLKLORE & ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION - JOHN LAWSON - 1st/1st, 1910
MODERN GREEK FOLKLORE AND ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION: A STUDY IN SURVIVALS — By John Cuthbert Lawson — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1910 — Mythology, Folklore, Paganism, Superstitions
Publisher: Cambridge: At the University Press, Cambridge (1910)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for natural darkening on the end pages and very light foxing on the second page. 620 pages, with Indices. The author analyzes the customs and superstitions of modern Greece as a means of gaining a greater understanding of ancient Greek belief structures. Analogies and coincidences between ancient and modern Greece had been pointed out prior to the publication of this edition, but no large attempt had been made to trace the continuity of the life and thought of the Greek people, and to exhibit modern Greek folklore as an essential factor in the interpretation of ancient Greek religion until the book’s publication in 1910. Contents include: Modern and ancient folklore, Pagan traditions, Pagan deities, Superstitions, Vampires, Gods and men.