Pindar and the Cult of Heroes combines a study of Greek
culture and religion (hero cult) with a literary-critical study of
Pindar's epinician poetry. It looks at hero cult generally, but
focuses especially on heroization in the 5th century BC. There are
individual chapters on the heroization of war dead, of athletes,
and on the religious treatment of the living in the 5th century.
Hero cult, Bruno Currie argues, could be anticipated, in different