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Conclusions: A New Basis for Interpreting the Mysteries

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/9780199216130.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This concluding chapter revisits the summary description of the religion of the Mithras cult proposed in Chapter 1.


Introduction to Interpreting the Mysteries: Old Ways, New Ways

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/9780199216130.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter provides an introduction to interpreting Mithraism as a mystery cult. The sense in which ‘religion’ is used is defined. Old methods are contrasted with a new method that ... More


Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Vlad Strukov

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The study captures the emergence of a new cinematic sensibility and provides a relevant interpretative framework—the so-called symbolic mode. The concept is introduced to account for a particular ... More


Neanderthals and modern humans: similarities and differences

Francisco J. Ayala and Camilo J. Cela-Conde

in Processes in Human Evolution: The journey from early hominins to Neandertals and Modern Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198739906
eISBN:
9780191802836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739906.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the similarities and differences between Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens, by considering genetic, brain, and cognitive evidence. The genetic differentiation emerges ... More


From Allegory to Symbolism

Michael Herren

in The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606695
eISBN:
9780190606725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606695.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores psychological allegory and the transformation of allegory into a new mode of interpretation: symbolism. Analyzing Apuleius’s tale “Amor and Psyche” reveals that the god Amor ... More


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