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The "Orphic" gold tablets and Greek religion : further along the path

Author: Radcliffe G Edmonds
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 'Orphic' gold tablets, tiny scraps of gold foil found in graves throughout the ancient Greek world, are some of the most fascinating and baffling pieces of evidence for ancient Greek religion. This collection brings together a number of previously published and unpublished studies from scholars around the world, making accessible to a wider audience some of the new methodologies being applied to the study of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
The 'Orphic' gold tablets and Greek religion
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011
X, 385 S.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Radcliffe G Edmonds
ISBN: 9780511730214 0511730217 9780521518314 0521518318 9781107434820 1107434823
OCLC Number: 967417255
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 385 Seiten)
Contents: The tablet texts Who are you? A brief history of the scholarship The "Orphic" gold tablets : texts and translations, with critical apparatus and tables / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III. --
Texts and contexts Text and ritual : the corpus eschatologicum of the Orphics / Fritz Graf. --
Are the "Orphic" gold leaves Orphic? / Alberto Bernabé, Ana I. Jiménez San Cristóbal. --
translated by "A child of earth am I and of starry heaven" : concerning the anthropology of the Orphic gold tablets / Hans Dieter Betz / Maria Sturm. --
Common motifs in the "Orphic" B tablets and Egyptian funerary texts : continuity or convergence? / Thomas M. Dousa. --
Center, periphery, or peripheral center : a Cretan connection for the gold lamellae of Crete / Yannis Z. Tzifopoulos. --
translated by Semiotic and narrative analyses Funerary gold lamellae and Orphic papyrus commentaries : same use, different purpose / Claude Calame / Sarah Melker. --
Initiation, death, underworld : narrative and ritual in the gold leaves / Christoph Riedweg. --
Sacred scripture or oracles for the dead? The semiotic situation of the "Orphic" gold tablets / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III. --
Dialogues of immortality from the Iliad to the gold leaves / Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui. --
Poetry and performance in the Orphic gold leaves / Dirk Obbink. --
Rushing into milk : new perspectives on the gold tablets / Christopher A. Faraone.
Other Titles: Orphic' Gold Tablets et Greek Religion
Responsibility: edited by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III.

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The 'Orphic' gold tablets are some of the most fascinating and baffling pieces of evidence for ancient Greek religion. This volume examines some of the new methodologies employed in their study and  Read more...

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