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Title Mystic cults in Magna Graecia / edited by Giovanni Casadio and Patricia A. Johnston
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Giovanni Casadio and Patricia A. Johnston -- Dionysus and Orpheus -- Dionysus in Campania : Cumae / Giovanni Casadio -- The meaning of [Bavkco"] and [Bakceuvein] in orphism / Ana Jiménez San Cristóbal -- New contributions of dionysiac iconography to the history of religions in Greece and Italy / Cornelia Isler-Kerényi -- Who are you? : mythic narrative and identity in the "orphic" gold tablets / Radcliffe G. Edmonds -- Imago inferorum orphica / Alberto Bernabé -- Putting your mouth where your money is : Eumolpus' will, pasta e fagioli, and the fate of the soul in South Italian thought from Pythagoras to Ennius / R. Drew Griffith -- Demeter and Isis -- Aspects of the cult of Demeter in Magna Graecia : the "case" of San Nicola di Albanella / Giulia Sfameni Gasparro -- Landscape synchesis : a Demeter temple in Latium / Kathryn M. Lucchese -- The eleusinian mysteries and Vergil's "appearance-of-a-terrifying-female-apparition-in-the-underworld" motif in Aeneid 6 / Raymond J. Clark -- Women and nymphs at the Grotta Caruso / Bonnie MacLachlan -- "Great royal spouse who protects her brother Osiris" : Isis in the Isaeum at Pompeii / Frederick Brenk -- Aegyptiaca from Cumae : new evidence for isis cult in Campania : site and materials / Paolo Caputo -- The mystery cults and Vergil's Georgics / Patricia A. Johnston -- Mithras -- The amor and psyche relief in the Mithraeum of Capua Vetere : an exceptional case of Graeco-Roman syncretism or an ordinary instance of human cognition? / Luther H. Martin -- The mythraic body : the example of the Capua Mithraeum / Richard Gordon -- Why the shoulder? : a study of the placement of the wound in the Mithraic Tauroctony / Glenn Palmer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Mysteries, Religious -- Italy -- Magna Graecia.
Magna Graecia (Italy) -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Casadio, Giovanni, 1950-
Johnston, Patricia A.
LC no. 2009019434
ISBN 0292799276 (electronic bk.)
9780292799271 (electronic bk.)