Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology and Ritual of Ancient Greek Secret Cults

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Michael B. Cosmopoulos
Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 272 pages

Written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this excellent book studies a wide range of contributions and showcases new research on the archaeology, ritual and history of Greek mystery cults.

With a lack of written evidence that exists for the mysteries, archaeology has proved central to explaining their significance and this volume is key to understanding a phenomenon central to Greek religion and society.

 

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Contents

aspects of the Eleusinian Cult
25
Stages of initiation in the Eleusinian
50
myth
79
Temple A
80
the Theban Kabiroi
112
Mystery cults in Arcadia
143
mystery aspects of
169
Orphic Mysteries and Dionysiac ritual
218
Lesser Mysteries not less mysterious
241
Concluding remarks
263
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