Image and Value in the Graeco-Roman World: Studies in Mithraism and Religious Art

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Variorum, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 338 pages
This collection of 9 essays, dating mostly from 1972-1980, examines the way in which images contributed to the creation of religious meanings in the Graeco-Roman world. Special attention is paid to Mithraism's notion of the sacred space, its use of metaphors taken from the natural world, and its ideals of social action. Essays include a new Mithraic relief from Rome; the moment of death - art and the ritual of Greek sacrifice; and Mithraism and Roman society.

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Preface vnx
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art and the ritual of Greek sacrifice 567573
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Mithraism and Roman society 92121
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