Well, as some of my readers already know, I do consider myself to be a scholar. I've always been a well-read person since I was a child. In college, as a History/English/Humanities major, I was on reading and writing overload, especially with the Honors Programme. So, when I realized that I was actually a polytheist, I tried to find things to read. There wasn't anything in the 1960s and 1970s in regular book stores. It is still difficult unless you are close to a college or university book store. Back then there was no Amazon. What little there was could be cataloged under the heading of DRECK. It took a while to find those first books, which were almost all published by university presses.
Anyway, I am having to replace some titles (too tattered etc.) and I am getting into the early philosophers (the Atomists and pre-Socratics). There is also a lot of newer scholarship out there, so I need to keep up if I decide to become a priestess and neokoroi.
Connelly, Joan Breton. Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
Patton, Kimberley Christina. Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity
MacIntyre, Alasdair. Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues (The Paul Lectures)
Deacy, Susan. Athena.
Waterfield, Robin. The First Philosophers: The Pre-Socratics and Sophists
Epicurus. The Art of Happiness.
Porphyry. Porphyry's Against the Christians.
Celsus. On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians
Mikalson, Jon D. Ancient Greek Religion
Pagden, Anthony. The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters
Mills, Stephanie. Epicurean Simplicity.
Guthrie, William. Greeks and Their Gods (Ariadne Series)
Johnston, Sarah Iles. Ancient Greek Divination.