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Caves and the ancient Greek mind : descending underground in the search for ultimate truth

Author: Yulia Ustinova
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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A study of the way in which poets, priests, and sages sought for wisdom in ancient Greece by descending into caves or underground chambers. Yulia Ustinova offers a novel approach by juxtaposing ancient testimonies with the results of modern neuropsychological research.
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Ustinova, Yulia.
Caves and the ancient Greek mind.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)269433644
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yulia Ustinova
ISBN: 9780191563423 0191563420
OCLC Number: 312129929
Description: 1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Cave Experiences and the Human Mind; 2. Oracles and Caves; 3. Seers and Poets; 4. Sages and Philosophers; 5. Near-Death Experiences, Real and Make-Believe; Retrospect; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Yulia Ustinova.
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