Like frogs around a pond: Maritime Religion and Seafaring Gods of Ancient Greek Culture (2014–2018)

Maritime religion is an important but overlooked factor in ancient Greek culture. Cults of seafaring gods throughout Classical Antiquity included rituals of embarkation, prayers at sea, and offerings for a safe arrival, all of which contributed to establishing and maintaining a collective Greek cultural identity around the Mediterranean sea. This project aims to assemble both textual and archaeological evidence for ancient Greek maritime religion; to explore the significance of cults of seafaring gods for ancient Greek ethnic identity, migration and colonization; and to contextualize ancient Greek maritime religion with comparable modern customs.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council