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Orpheus and Greek Religion : A Study of the Orphic Movement, Paperback / softback Book

Orpheus and Greek Religion : A Study of the Orphic Movement Paperback / softback

Edited by Larry Alderink

Part of the Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology series

Description

The tales told of Orpheus are legion. He is said to have been an Argonaut--and to have saved Jason's life.

Rivers are reported to have stopped their flow to listen to the sounds of his lyre and his voice.

Plato cites his poetry and Herodotus refers to "practices that are called Orphic." Did Orpheus, in fact, exist?

His influence on Greek thought is undeniable, but his disciples left little of substance behind them.

Indeed, their Orphic precepts have been lost to time.

W.K.C. Guthrie attempts to uncover and define Orphism by following its circuitous path through ancient history.

He tackles this daunting task with the determination of a detective and the analytical rigor of a classical scholar.

He ferries his readers with him on a singular voyage of discovery.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 35 illustrations
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient religions & mythologies
  • ISBN: 9780691024998

Also by William Keith Chambers Guthrie

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