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Continuity in Change

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/9780300178630.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains the mysteries of Artemis, whicxh include the formal, logical relationship between ancient votive religion and mystery cults, as well as some of the less widely appreciated ... More


Deification in the Graeco-Roman World

Norman Russell

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses deification in the Graeco–Roman world, examining the origins of deification, the ruler-cult, Jewish and Christian attitudes to the ruler-cult, the democratisation of the ... More


Retrospect

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/9780199548569.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Retrospect draws together the major themes explored in the book, focusing on the modalities common to prophecy, early philosophy, and mystery cults. It offers new integrative interpretations of ... More


Dimensions of Individuality in Ancient Mystery Cults: Religious Practice and Philosophical Discourse

Katharina Waldner

in The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674503
eISBN:
9780191752407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674503.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter surveys mystery cults and ancient descriptions of mystery cults from the hymn to Demeter down to Middle and Neo-Platonism. It points out how philosophers employ mysteries to talk about ... More


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

Roger Beck

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book provides a new description of Mithraism, one of the mystery cults of the Roman Empire, from the perspective of its initiates. Mithraism, which was centred on the sun god Mithras, is ... More


Propitiating the Gods, Saving the Empire: The Place of Jewish Sacrifice in Emperor Julian’s Hellenizing Program

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 4 explores Julian’s effort to employ Judean “sacrifice” as an example of Hellenic orthopraxy and to convince Christians that the Eucharist was invalid because it bore no relationship to ... More


Dance as Method and Experience: Emotional and Epistemic Aspects of Dance

Karin Schlapbach

in The Anatomy of Dance Discourse: Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198807728
eISBN:
9780191845543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807728.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter elucidates philosophical and religious aspects of ancient dance discourse. It traces novel connections from the poetic and philosophical motif of the dance of the stars to later ancient ... More


At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

Heidi Wendt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190267148
eISBN:
9780190267162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book examines evidence for varieties of self-authorized or “freelance” religious experts in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. Whereas the figures in question tend to be studied ... More


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