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Eleusis And The Eleusinian Mysteries

Author : George Emmanuel Mylonas
ISBN : 9781400877294
Genre : Social Science
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The most famous conspiracy of silence in the history of antiquity is examined here by one of the three archaeologists entrusted by the Archaeological Society of Athens with the final excavations of the Sanctuary. He traces the history of the cult in the archaeological remains, from the first traces of habitation at the site in the Middle Bronze Age (around 1900 B.C.) to its final grandeur and decay in Imperial Roman times. A guided tour of the Museum at Eleusis, illustrated with photographs of objects in the Museum, as well as air views, plans, and detailed photographs of the ruins closely correlated with the text, takes into account the needs of the visitor at the site as well as the reader at home. Originally published in 1961. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Social Science

The Battle Ax People

Author : Olivia Vlahos
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033689170
Genre : Civilization, Ancient
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Traces the movements and conquests of the warlike plains people who came from the steppes of southern Russia, giving special attention to the invasions of Greece and Rome and describing the mutual influence of the conqueror and conquered. Includes a history of the English language.
Category: Civilization, Ancient

Griechische Religion Der Archaischen Und Klassischen Epoche

Author : Walter Burkert
ISBN : 3170213121
Genre : Religion
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Unter den Religionen des Altertums ist die griechische Religion mit am lebendigsten bezeugt. In Verbindung mit grossartiger Literatur und bildender Kunst hat sie auf die Entfaltung der abendlandischen Kultur immer wieder Einfluss genommen. Das vorliegende Buch stellt griechische Religion im Zeitraum 800-300 v. Chr. dar, von Homer bis Aristoteles, in ihren historischen und sozialen Bezugen sowie auf dem Hintergrund der minoisch-mykenischen und der orientalischen Hochkulturen. Es gibt die primaren Zeugnisse an die Hand und zeigt thematische Zusammenhange auf. Dabei bleibt es auch fur Laien lesbar. Die Neuauflage ist unter Einbezug der neueren Literatur durchgehend uberarbeitet und aktualisiert.
Category: Religion

Man Myth Magic

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ISBN : NWU:35556025207739
Genre : Mythology
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Includes all the major (and many of the minor) faiths, philosophies, legends, mythologies and folklore, as well as literature, symbolism, superstition and the supernatural.
Category: Mythology

Die Mysterien Von Eleusis

Author : Diether Lauenstein
ISBN : 387838498X
Genre : Eleusinian mysteries
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Category: Eleusinian mysteries