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Star-Talk: The Symbols of the Mithraic Mysteries as Language Signs

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter is the first of two devoted to Mithraism's rich astral symbolism and to a discussion on whether, on both ancient and modern semiotic criteria, it might function as a quasi-language. To ... More


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Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on a number of Daoist signs that Tenmu marshaled to articulate a supernatural aura for his rulership. A court ceremony, later known as the Festival for Appeasing the Spirits ... More


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