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The tales told of Orpheus are legion. He is said to have been an Argonaut--and to have saved Jason's life. Rivers are reported to have stopped their flow to listen to the sounds of his lyre and his voice. Plato cites his poetry and Herodotus refers to "practices that are called Orphic." Did Orpheus, in fact, exist? His influence on Greek thought is undeniable, but his disciples left little of substance behind them. Indeed, their Orphic precepts have been lost to time.

W.K.C. Guthrie attempts to uncover and define Orphism by following its circuitous path through ancient history. He tackles this daunting task with the determination of a detective and the analytical rigor of a classical scholar. He ferries his readers with him on a singular voyage of discovery.

Synopsis:

An investigation of the Orphic myth which attempts to uncover whether the tales of Orpheus have any basis in truth. The author defines Orphism through ancient history and religion, and its undeniable influence on Greek thought is examined.

Synopsis:

"Absolutely indispensable. . . . written for both scholars and general readers. It is admirably lucid and well-organized, and is fully accessible--indeed, fascinating--for anyone interested in the ancient world."--David Ulansey, Boston University

Synopsis:

The tales told of Orpheus are legion. He is said to have been an Argonaut--and to have saved Jason's life. Rivers are reported to have stopped their flow to listen to the sounds of his lyre and his voice. Plato cites his poetry and Herodotus refers to "practices that are called Orphic." Did Orpheus, in fact, exist? His influence on Greek thought is undeniable, but his disciples left little of substance behind them. Indeed, their Orphic precepts have been lost to time.

W.K.C. Guthrie attempts to uncover and define Orphism by following its circuitous path through ancient history. He tackles this daunting task with the determination of a detective and the analytical rigor of a classical scholar. He ferries his readers with him on a singular voyage of discovery.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword to the Mythos edition
Preface
Ch. IFamous Orpheus
Ch. IIWhat Is Meant by Orphism?
Ch. IIIOrpheus and His Story
Ch. IVThe Creation and the Gods as Presented by Orpheus
Ch. VThe Future Life as Seen by Orpheus
Ch. VILife and Practices of the Follower of Orpheus
Ch. VIIOrpheus and Other Greek Religious Thinkers
Ch. VIIIOrpheus in the Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman World
Bibliography
Notes
General Index
Bibliographical Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691024998
Editor:
Alderlink, L.
Author:
Alderlink, L.
Author:
Guthrie, Wil
Author:
Guthrie, W. K. C.
Author:
liam Keith
Author:
Guthrie, William Keith
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Mysteries, religious
Subject:
Dionysia.
Subject:
Cults -- Greece.
Subject:
Orpheus.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Archaeology and Ancient History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
September 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , An investigation of the Orphic myth which attempts to uncover whether the tales of Orpheus have any basis in truth. The author defines Orphism through ancient history and religion, and its undeniable influence on Greek thought is examined.
"Synopsis" by , "Absolutely indispensable. . . . written for both scholars and general readers. It is admirably lucid and well-organized, and is fully accessible--indeed, fascinating--for anyone interested in the ancient world."--David Ulansey, Boston University
"Synopsis" by , The tales told of Orpheus are legion. He is said to have been an Argonaut--and to have saved Jason's life. Rivers are reported to have stopped their flow to listen to the sounds of his lyre and his voice. Plato cites his poetry and Herodotus refers to "practices that are called Orphic." Did Orpheus, in fact, exist? His influence on Greek thought is undeniable, but his disciples left little of substance behind them. Indeed, their Orphic precepts have been lost to time.

W.K.C. Guthrie attempts to uncover and define Orphism by following its circuitous path through ancient history. He tackles this daunting task with the determination of a detective and the analytical rigor of a classical scholar. He ferries his readers with him on a singular voyage of discovery.

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