Orpheus and Greek Religion (BOK)


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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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1993 Forfatter Guthrie
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780691024998
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 14,8cm x 21,9cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 464 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Larry Alderink