Robert Parker is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion, Athenian Religion: A History, Polytheism and Society in Athens, and On Greek Religion.
". . . offers a wide-ranging discussion of the processes by which the Greeks identified their gods with those of other people." - Times Literary Supplement
"Parker’s attention to names, cultic forms, and cultural exchange demonstrates a wide-ranging polytheistic arrangement of religious values and practices. . . . Summing Up: Recommended." - CHOICE
"Parker [shows] the malleability of the ways in which humans use language and structure their ideas. Parker brilliantly analyses that malleability and also its limits, and in so doing he helps us to understand the ancients and ourselves." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review