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Greek, Roman, and Jewish Succor for the Dead

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter one sets up the cultural context for the study of early Christian texts by examining traditions in which the living helped the dead in Greek religion, Roman religion, and ancient Judaism. The ... More


The Gods in Later Orphism

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/9780748637980.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The chapter analyzes the main features of Orphic gods. Most Orphic gods are the same as those of the Olympian religion. Yet there is a tendency in Orphism to identify gods with each other through ... More


Blaise Cendrars, Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques (1919): The Prosody of Orphism

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Blaise Cendrars' poetry, in particular his Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques and the prevailing prosody of Orphism surrounding his poetry. In this chapter, the elements of rhythm, ... More


Ker and Cheiron: Jane Harrison and Gilbert Murray 1901–1903

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes Harrison's work on Greek religion as she prepared to write Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion. It includes an account of a reading of Gilbert Murray's translation of ... More


Orphic Traditions and the Birth of the Gods

Dwayne A. Meisner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190663520
eISBN:
9780190663551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663520.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods is a literary history that attempts to reconstruct the fragments of four theogonies that were attributed to the legendary singer Orpheus: the Derveni, ... More


Dionysus in the Rhapsodies

Dwayne A. Meisner

in Orphic Traditions and the Birth of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190663520
eISBN:
9780190663551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663520.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Because the narrative of Dionysus being killed by the Titans has been considered by many to be the central myth of Orphism, the sixth chapter focuses entirely on the presentation of Dionysus in the ... More


Conclusion

Dwayne A. Meisner

in Orphic Traditions and the Birth of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190663520
eISBN:
9780190663551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663520.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion suggests that there are three types of Orphic activities: telestic Orphism, associated with early Orphic literature and its use in ritual; literary Orphism, associated with the ... More


Pater and Greek Religion

Robert Fowler

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Pater’s views on Greek religion, as expounded particularly in Greek Studies. It assesses his relationship with his principally German sources, and discusses the interplay of ... More


Inner Purity and Pollution in the Beyond: The Evidence of the Gold Leaves (OF 488–491 (= Graf/Johnston nos. 5–7, 9))

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/9780198768043.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 12 focuses on the ‘Orphic’ gold tablets OF 488, 489, and 490, found in Thurii and dated to the beginning of the fourth century BC, and OF 491, found in Rome and dated to AD 260. In the first ... More


The Ephesia Grammata: Genesis of a Magical Formula

Alberto Bernabé

in The Getty Hexameters: Poetry, Magic, and Mystery in Ancient Selinous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664108
eISBN:
9780191745768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664108.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Clemens and Hesychius transmit a powerful spell, called Ephesia grammata, composed of six nonsense words. ἄσκι, κατάσκι, λίξ/αἶξ, τϵτράξ, δαμναμϵνϵύς, αἴσιον/αἴσια. The Getty Hexameters and other ... More


Proclus’ Theology

Luc Brisson

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter defends the thesis that Proclus defended pagan theology against Christianity by displaying its agreement with Platonic philosophy. The author addresses the sense in which Platonic ... More


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