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Dr Theodora Jim

Academic Fellow

Theodora Jim

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592507

Research Interests

Greek religion

Greek history

Greek society and culture

Comparative religions


Current Research

'Salvation' and 'Saving' Gods in Ancient Greece

What did 'salvation' (soteria) mean to the Greeks, and how did they experience it? My new project is on the cults of ‘saving’ gods with the epithets Soter/Soteira (‘saviour’), and the underlying idea of soteria (‘salvation’, ‘deliverance’, ‘preservation’) in ancient Greece.

Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient GreeceWhy did the Greeks present 'first-fruits' and 'tithes' to the gods, and whatdid their behaviour tell us about their religious world-views and presuppositions? This project examines a ubiquitous yet little studied aspect of ancient Greek religion, the offering of so-called ‘first-fruits’ (aparchai) and ‘tithes’ (dekatai), form the Archaic period to the Hellenistic.



Current Teaching

HIST 206  The Greek World c. 800-404 B.C.: from Homer to the end of the Peloponnesian War

HIST 207 The Greek World c. 403 – 31 B.C.: from the end of the Peloponnesian War to the Coming of Rome


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