Mystery Cults in the Ancient World
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Yayıncı Thames & Hudson ( 04 / 2010 ) ISBN 9780500251645 | Ciltli | Büyük boy | 18,8x25,6x3,4 cm. | İngilizce | 256 Sayfa | Türler Kültür Tarihi
Mystery cults are one of the most intriguing areas of Greek and Roman withreligion They were an important part of life in the ancient Mediterranean world. but their actual practices were shrouded in secrecy. and much of what they were about has remained unclear until now. What participants did. and what they actually experienced. should be central to our understanding. This is the first book to describe and explain all the major mystery cults of the ancient world. cult by cult. reconstructing the rituals and exploring their origins. It makes plentiful use of artistic and archaeological evidence. as well as ancient literature and epigraphy. Greek painted pottery. Roman frescoes. inscribed gold tablets from Greek and South Italian tombs and t...