Five Stages of Greek Religion
by Gilbert Murray
In this book the eminent classical scholar Gilbert Murray details the evolution of Greek religion, from a cycle of festivals devoted to the principal Olympian Gods, through the Homeric hymns, Hellenistic philosophy including Platonism and Gnosticism. Murray traces elements through centuries of Greek spirituality which culminated in Christianity. He includes a translation of the Treatise of Sallustius, which is a credo of later Greek pagan beliefs and philosophy. This book is essential reading for classicists and anyone interested in the evolution of ancient Greek religion.