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In mist apparelled : religious themes in Plutarch's Moralia and Lives

Author: Frederick E Brenk
Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum : Brill, 1977.
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Plutarch.; Plutarch; Plutarch.; Plutarque.; Plutarque; Plutarch.; Plutarchus; Plutarchus; Plutarchus; Plutarchus.; Plutarchus.; Plutarchus.; Plutarch.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick E Brenk
ISBN: 9004052410 9789004052413
OCLC Number: 4808384
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 306 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. In the throes of superstition: some preliminaries on the development of Plutarch's thought --
2. Dreams and the tortures of the damned --
3. Wax gods and the shadow of the moon --
4. Not a tear: early Daimones and human sacrifice --
5. Limb torn from limb: mysticism and the young Plutarch --
6. Not for any god but to avert evil spirits: Cleombrotos' Daimones --
7. Lamprias's reply: aught else than souls that make their rounds in mists apparelled? --
8. The force of the cause whirled about in disorder and unrestrictedly: Daimon and Tyche in Plutarch --
9. And to all the sign seemed evil: omens and portents --
10. Still feeling the effects of his dream: the dreams of the Lives --
11. Not a pretence for cowardice: the Delphic oracle in the Lives --
12. Clinging like bees or bats: Divine retribution in the Lives.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 48.
Responsibility: by Frederick E. Brenk.

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