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Author Edmonds, Radcliffe G., III, 1970-

Title Myths of the underworld journey Plato, Aristophanes, and the "Orphic" gold tablets / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Roadmaps of Déviance: The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets; 3 Descent to the Depths of Comedy: The Frogs of Aristophanes; 4 The Upward Path of Philosophy: The Myth in Plato's Phaedo; 5 Conclusions: The End of the Road; Bibliography; Index Locorum; Index
Summary Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine the boundaries of their societies. These narratives reveal their meanings through close analysis of the specific ways in which each makes use of the tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-261) and index
Notes English
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Subject Plato. Phaedo.
Aristophanes. Frogs.
Aristophanes v445-v385 Ranae
Plato v427-v347 Phaedo
Plato. Phaedo.
Aristophanes. Ranae.
SUBJECT Frogs (Aristophanes) fast
Phaedo (Plato) fast
Orphicae Lamellae gnd
Subject Mythology, Greek.
Voyages to the otherworld.
Dionysia.
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
Voyages to the otherworld in literature.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
Dionysia
Mythology, Greek
Mythology, Greek, in literature
Voyages to the otherworld
Voyages to the otherworld in literature
Mythologie
Unterwelt
Unterwelt Motiv
Onderwereld (dodenrijk)
Mythologie.
Griekse oudheid.
Griechenland Altertum
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
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