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Instructions for the Netherworld: The Orphic Gold Tablets

Alberto Bernabé Pajares, Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal - Religion - 2008 - 379 pages
Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully ...
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Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia

Giovanni Casadio, Patricia A. Johnston - Religion - 2009 - 372 pages
In Vergil's Aeneid, the poet implies that those who have been initiated into mystery cults enjoy a blessed situation both in life and after death. This collection of essays ...
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Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold ...

Radcliffe G. Edmonds, III - History - 2004
This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to ...
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Greek Religion

Walter Burkert - History - 1985 - 493 pages
A survey of the religious beliefs of ancient Greece covers sacrifices, libations, purification, gods, heroes, the priesthood, oracles, festivals, and the afterlife
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Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets

Fritz Graf, Sarah Iles Johnston - History - 2013 - 296 pages
Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the ...
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Poetic and Performative Memory in Ancient Greece

Claude Calame - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 267 pages
The Ancient Greeks not only spoke of time unfolding in a specific space, but also projected the past upon the future in order to make it active in the social practice of the ...
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Redefining Ancient Orphism: A Study in Greek Religion

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III - History - 2013 - 464 pages
In a paradigm shift, redefines Orphism as a polemical label for extra-ordinary religion, good or bad.
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Greek Religion and Society

P. E. Easterling, J. V. Muir - History - 1985 - 244 pages
This collection of essays considers many aspects of Greek civil life and reveals how religion manifested itself in institutions, art and literature. Clarifies the more puzzling ...
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