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Nilsson, Martin Persson
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(Jul 12, 1874, Ballingslöv – Apr 7, 1967, Lund), Swedish classical scholar. Both archaeologically and philologically, Nilsson vastly expanded our positivistic material knowledge for the investigation of Greek religion (Greece: I, 1). By emphasizing ritual (Rite and ritual) over ancient expositions and myths (Myth: II, 2), he put himself in a position to interpret Greek religion from the perspective of its origins: classical Greek religion is essentially a survival of an earlier agricultural religion. Personally influenced …

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Auffarth, Christoph, “Nilsson, Martin Persson”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124118>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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