Books, Links, and Resources

Hellenic Faith aims to be a grand resource that produces digestible articles on Hellenism, Iamblichean Platonism, and Julianic Theology. These are some of the many resources that this website uses that are highly recommended. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list.



Hellenism, Ritual & Theology

“A Companion to Roman Religion (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)” by Jörg Rüpke

“De Agri Cultura” by Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder

“De Beneficiis” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

De Natura Deorum” by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Faith, Hope and Worship: Aspects of Religious Mentality in the Ancient World” by H.S. Versnel

“Fasti” by Publius Ovidius Naso

“Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult” by Roger Woodard

“Introduction to Roman Religion” by John Scheid

Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History” by Mary Beard, John North, Simon Price

Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook” by Mary Beard, John North, Simon Price

“Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune” by Christopher W. Brennan

Roman Religion: A Sourcebook” by Valerie M. Warrior

“Saturnalia” by Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius

Greek Religion: A Sourcebook” by Valerie M. Warrior

“Greek Religion” by Walter Burkert

“Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored” by Sarah Kate Istra Winter

Oracle Bones Divination: The Greek I Ching” by Kostas Dervenis

“The Oracles of Apollo: Practical Ancient Greek Divination for Today” by John Opsopaus

“Magic, Witchcraft & Ghosts in the Ancient Greek & Roman Worlds” by Daniel Ogden

“Magic in the Ancient Greek World” by Derek Collins

“Ancient Mystery Cults” by Walter Burkert

“Old Stones, New Temples: Ancient Greek Paganism Reborn” by Drew Campbell

Liber Divinationum Speculorum: A Practical Scrying Manualby Faustus Gallius Eugenius

“The Balance of the Two Lands: Writings on Greco-Egyptian Polytheism” by H. Jeremiah Lewis

“The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic” by W. Warde Fowler


Platonism & Theurgy

The works of Emperor Julian Volume I” by Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus, translated by Wilmer Cave Wright

The works of Emperor Julian Volume II” by Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus, translated by Wilmer Cave Wright

The works of Emperor Julian Volume III” by Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus, translated by Wilmer Cave Wright

“Living Theurgy: A Course in Iamblichus’ Philosophy, Theology and Theurgy” by Jeffrey S. Kupperman

Theurgy and the Soul: the Neoplatonism of Iamblichus. Second Ed.” by Gregory Shaw.

“The Complete works of Plato” by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett

“On the God and the Cosmos” by Sallustius

“De Mysteriis” by Iamblichus, translated by Emma C. Clarke, John M. Dillon and Jackson P. Hershbell

“De Anima” by Iamblichus, translated by John F. Finamore and John M. Dillon

Julian’s Gods: Religion and Philosophy in the Thought and Action of Julian the Apostate” by Rowland Smith

Theurgy in Late Antiquity: the Invention of a Ritual Tradition” by Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler

Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism: Oracles of the Gods” by Crystal Addey

Aristotle and the Theology of the Living Immortals” by Richard Bodeus, translated by Jan Garrett

Aristotle and Other Platonists” by Lloyd P. Gerson

The Chaldean Oracles: Text, Translation and Commentary by Ruth Majercik

“The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient Techniques of Theurgy” by Patrick Dunn

“Radical Platonism in Byzantium” by Niketas Siniossoglou

Iamblichus and the Theory of the Vehicle of the Soul” by John F. Finamore

“The Elements of Theology: A Revised Text with Translation, Introduction, and Commentary” by Proclus, edited by E.R. Dodds

“Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Collection of Ancient Texts” by Georg Luck

“Magika Hiera – Ancient Greek Magic and Religion” by Christopher Faraone

“Great Zeus and All His Children” by Donald Richardson


Approved & Recommended Websites

Theoi Project – Comprehensive reference guide to the Gods and Greater Kinds.

Theoi Text Library – A collection of translations of works of ancient Greek and Roman literature.

Ekklesia Neoplatonismos Theourgia – Theurgic and Platonist gathering celebrating the divinely inspired Mysteries in the line of Pythagoras of Samos, Iamblichus of Chalcis, and Dionysius the Areopagite.

Nova Roma Wiki – An encyclopedia on Cultus Deorum.

Internet Sacred Text Archive – Archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and esoteric beliefs.

Neos Alexandria – A website dedicated to syncretic Hellenic-Kemetic practices, particularly derived from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt.

Perseus Collection – Greek and Roman Materials.

DEO MERCURIO – Gallo-Roman Religion.


Approved & Recommended Blogs

The Writer’s Tome – Iamblichean Platonism

Henadology – Proclean Platonism & Polytheist Theology/Philosophy

Huehue Tlamanitiliztli – Mexica Reconstructionism

Let’s Be Frank – Frankish Heathenry

Lārhūs Fyrnsida – Anglo-Saxon Heathenry

Sundorwīc – Anglo-Saxon Heathenry

Of Axe & Plough – Anglo-Saxon Heathenry & Gallo-Roman polytheism

Grennung Hund Heorþ – Anglo-Saxon Heathenry & Kemeticism

Golden Trail – Religio Romana & Iberian polytheism

Telaestheticist – Religio Romana, Kemeticism & Anglo-Saxon Heathenry (Special thanks for creating Hellenic Faith’s banner!)

The Zoroastrian Temple – Polytheistic Zoroastrianism – Non-Platonic Orphism

Neo Polytheist – Indo-European polytheism, Religio Romana & Heathenry