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Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge

Greek Polytheism: A Historical Subject

Greek polytheism was not a simple collection of juxtaposed gods and goddesses, but a complex interplay between deities at different levels – local, regional and panhellenic. Significant evidence – combining literary, epigraphic, archaeological and iconographic sources – has profoundly renewed the study of Greek polytheism and made it a relevant subject to understand ancient societies from both a historical and anthropological perspective. Greek religion is deeply embedded in unexpected areas and bringing it to the fore helps to enrich our understanding of the ancient Greek world.

Pirenne-Delforge V., Greek Polytheism: A Historical Subject, traduction d’Expressum, Paris, Collège de France, Inaugural Lectures, 2024.

Ce livre a été publié avec le soutien de la Fondation du Collège de France.

Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge is a historian. She has pursued her career at the Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FNRS) of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, while teaching at the University of Liège, as head of the “History and Anthropology of Religions” research unit. She is a professor at the Collège de France, where she holds the chair of Religion, History and Society in the Ancient Greek World since October 2017.