Download PDF by Michael B. Cosmopoulos: Bronze Age Eleusis and the Origins of the Eleusinian

By Michael B. Cosmopoulos

ISBN-10: 1107010993

ISBN-13: 9781107010994

For a couple of thousand years, humans from each nook of the Greco-Roman international sought the wish for a blessed afterlife via initiation into the Mysteries of Demeter and Kore at Eleusis. In antiquity itself and in our reminiscence of antiquity, the Eleusinian Mysteries stand out because the oldest and such a lot venerable secret cult. regardless of the large approval for the Eleusinian Mysteries, their origins are unknown. simply because they're misplaced in an period with out written files, they could basically be reconstructed with assistance from archaeology. This booklet offers a far wanted synthesis of the archaeology of Eleusis through the Bronze Age and reconstructs the formation and early improvement of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The dialogue of the origins of the Eleusinian Mysteries is complemented with discussions of the theology of Demeter and an replace at the country of analysis within the archaeology of Eleusis from the Bronze Age to the top of antiquity.

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