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Near‐Death Experiences, Real and Make‐Believe

Yulia Ustinova

in Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Greeks knew of at least two ways of ‘brushing with death’: near-death experiences and mystery initiations. The chapter surveys literary descriptions of passages through darkness in the visions of ... More


Suppliant Women Regulations of the Feminine

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Euripides' play, Suppliant Women. Suppliant Women is an Eleusinian play; and at Eleusis, as in the play, the feminine is omnipresent. Euripides' drama recapitulates the ... More


Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among the many places of worship that could be found in the territory of the city of Athens and its chôra during the classical period, several offer remarkable configurations of nature: the sanctuary ... More


The Fate of the Manuscripts

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Aside from the Tweddell issue, Lord Elgin's Embassy was subject to another criticism which involved the collection which was brought back from the East by Professor Carlyle in 1801. Eleusinian Clarke ... More


The View from Eleusis Demeter in the Persian Wars

Deborah Boedeker

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores another tradition in which Eleusinian Demeter played a particularly important role, especially at Plataea, where a fragmentary dedicatory inscription has been found in situ, but ... More


The Athenian Polis as Administrator of Sacred Realty

Papazarkadas Nikolaos

in Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This is the largest and arguably central chapter of the book, in which the author investigates real property administered by the polis of Athens, i.e., by the central government. He offers an ... More


Decoding the Allegory of the ‘Theosophical and Western Eclogue’

Paul Cheshire

in William Gilbert and Esoteric Romanticism: A Contextual Study and Annotated Edition of 'The Hurricane'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941206
eISBN:
9781789629439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941206.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses what Gilbert intended to represent through the action of his poem. An evidently symbolic young girl, Elmira, is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Her mother is drowned. Gilbert ... More


Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains the Christianization of the urban landscape of Ephesos after the beginning of the fourth century. Mysteries and sacrifices certainly were celebrated in the old polis of Ephesos ... More


The “Plantheon” of Greek Mythology

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“The ‘Plantheon’ of Greek Mythology” examines how—before the emergence of competing scientific paradigms—agricultural paradigms were subsumed into myth and integrated into religious worldviews that ... More


Aristophanes’ ‘Pure Mind’

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 11 analyses a rare instance in which comedy addresses the issues of inner purity, and focuses on Aristophanes’ Frogs. In v. 355, the leader of the chorus of the initiates in the underworld ... More


Is the Unruly Woman Masker Still Relevant?

Kim Vaz-Deville

in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817396
eISBN:
9781496817440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Baby Doll tradition remains relevant because it continues to excite women who mask and the new audiences that are embracing them. The practice resonates with sacred ritual traditions of Guede, ... More


Epiphanies in cult

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 turns to cult as yet another of the situational contexts of divine epiphany. The three sections on mystic epiphanies, epiphany festivals, and epiphany in a sacrificial context aim at ... More


Psychedelic Shamanism

Christopher Partridge

in High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The final chapter discusses a number of post-1960s developments, focusing particularly on the ideas of two influential thinkers who were shaped in different ways by the psychedelic revolution, Carlos ... More


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