Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition

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  • Ilaria Cristofaro Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.23779

Keywords:

Sacred Space, Memory, Cognition, Cosmos, Ancient Greek, Religious Experience

Abstract

Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Hardback, 278 pp., ISBN 9781108769082. £75.00. Ebook £53.99.

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2022-08-23

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Cristofaro, I. (2022). Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 8(1), 140–144. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.23779

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