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In search of god the mother : the cult of Anatolian Cybele

Author: Lynn E Roller
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first comprehensive assembly and discussion of the entire extant evidence concerning the worship of this goddess, called Matar Kubileya in Phrygia, Kybele in ancient Greece, and Magna Mater (the Great Mother) in Rome. Lynn E. Roller presents and analyzes literary, historiographic, and archaeological data ranging from the prehistoric record to the early centuries of the Roman Empire. This book will  Read more...
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Roller, Lynn E.
In search of god the mother.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98020627
(OCoLC)39122956
Named Person: Cybele, (Goddess); Cybele, (Goddess)
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn E Roller
ISBN: 9780520919686 0520919688 0585153736 9780585153735
OCLC Number: 43477206
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 380 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
Abbreviations --
Introduction ; 1. Prolegomenon to a study of the Phrygian mother goddess --
Part 1. The mother goddess in Anatolia ; 2. The evidence from prehistory ; 3. The Bronze and Early Iron Ages ; 4. The cult of the mother goddess in Phrygia --
Part 2. The mother goddess in Greece ; 5. The early cult ; 6. The Classical Period ; 7. The Hellenistic Period --
Part 3. From cult to myth ; 8. The myth of Cybele and Attis --
Part 4. The Roman Magna Mater ; 9. The arrival of the Magna Mater in Rome ; 10. The Republic and Early Empire ; 11. The Roman goddess in Asia Minor --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lynn E. Roller.
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"This book is the first comprehensive assembly and discussion of the entire extant evidence concerning the worship of this goddess, called Matar Kubileya in Phrygia, Kybele in ancient Greece, and Magna Mater (the Great Mother) in Rome. Lynn E. Roller presents and analyzes literary, historiographic, and archaeological data ranging from the prehistoric record to the early centuries of the Roman Empire. This book will interest classicists, archaeologists, ancient historians, historians of religion and religious ecology, and everyone who has ever been piqued by curiosity about the Great Mother goddess in the ancient Mediterranean world."--Book jacket.

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