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Greek mysteries : the archaeology and ritual of ancient Greek secret cults

Author: Michael B Cosmopoulos
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.
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Religion in ancient Greece had a strong public character and within this public religion, there were special cults - 'mysteries'. This welcome volume showcases new research on the archaeology, ritual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greek mysteries.
London : Routledge, 2003
(DLC) 2002031736
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Cosmopoulos
ISBN: 0415248736 9780415248730 0203986849 9780203986844 0415248728 9780415248723
OCLC Number: 264450749
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages) : illustrations, plans
Contents: Mycenaean religion at Eleusis: the architecture and stratigraphy of Megaron B / Micahel B. Cosmopoulos --
Festival and mysteries: aspects of the Eleusinian cult / Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood --
Stages of initiation in the Eleusinian and Samothracian mysteries / Kevin Clinton --
"In the sanctuary of the Samothracian gods": myth, politics, and mystery cult at Ilion / Mark L. Lawall --
Evolutions of a mystery cult: the Theban Kabiroi / Albert Schachter --
Mystery cults in Arcadia / Madeine Jost --
Trophonius of Lebadea: mystery aspects of an oracular cult in Boeotia / Pierre Bonnechere --
Landscapes of Dionysos and Elysian Fields / Susan G. Cole --
Orphic mysteries and Dionysiac ritual / Noel Robertson --
Lesser mysteries, not less mysterious / Fritz Graf --
Concluding remarks / Michael B. Cosmopoulos.
Responsibility: [edited by] Michael B. Cosmopoulos.
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'Its success lies in putting together a series of extremely interesting essays which represent the best introduction to their topic currently available.' - Antiquity

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