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The Greek term deisidaimonia may be roughly translated as “fear of the divine.” The semantic range of the word in Greek literature runs from “appropriate fear of the divine” to “excessive (and thus inappropriate) fear of the divine.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of ancient history
EditorsRoger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, Sabine R Huebner
Place of PublicationMalden, MA
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781444338386
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • popular belief
  • religion
  • religious history

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