Cognitive Approaches to Greek Religion

New Insights into Long-lasting Questions


  • Olympia Panagiotidou Aristotle University



cognitive science of religion, Greek history



Author Biography

  • Olympia Panagiotidou, Aristotle University

    Olympia Panagiotidou is an I.K.Y. Postdoc Fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BA in History and Archaeology, an MA in Cognitive Science of Religion, and a PhD in Religious Studies. She is the author (with Roger Beck) of The Roman Mithras Cult: A Cognitive Approach (Bloomsbury, 2017).


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Book Review Symposium: Jennifer Larson's 'Understanding Greek Religion' (2016)

How to Cite

Panagiotidou, O. (2018). Cognitive Approaches to Greek Religion: New Insights into Long-lasting Questions. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 4(1), 24-29.