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Title Greek philosophy and mystery cults / edited by María José Martín-Velasco and María José García Blanco
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
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Contents The Transformation of the Initiation Language of Mystery religions into Philosophical Terminology /Francese Casadesús -- Aristotle and the Mysteries /Alberto Bernabé -- Escathological Myth in Plato's Gorgias /António De Castro Caeiro -- The Echoes of Eleusis : Love and Initiation in the Platonic Philosophy /Maria R. Gómez Iglesias -- The Influence of Orphism in Plato's Psychology and Eschatology /Fidel Blanco Rodriguez -- Proclus and the Role of Orphism in the Exegesis of Plato's Timaeus /Antoni Bordoy Fernández -- Mystery Religions and Philosophy in Proclus /Jésus de Garay -- Philosophy and Theurgy in the Thought of Iamblichus : Symbol and Beauty /Maria Jesús Hermoso Felix -- The Dionisism in the Bacchae : Megála kai Phanerá /Ángela Navarro González -- Did Plato Know the of the Orphic God Protogonos? /Marco Antonio Santamaria Álvarez
Summary The contributions to this book offer a broad vision of the relationships that were established between Greek Philosophy and the Mystery Cults. The authors centre their attention on such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic and the Neoplatonist philosophers, who used - and in some cases criticised - doctrinal elements from Mystery Cults, adapting them to their own thinking. Thus, the volume provides a new approach to some of the most renowned Greek philosophers, highlighting the influence that Mystery Cults, such as Orphism, Dionysianism, or the Eleusinian rites, had on the formation of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-231) index
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Subject Mysteries, Religious -- Greece
Philosophy, Ancient.
Eleusinian mysteries.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
Classical history -- classical civilisation.
Ancient religions & mythologies.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
Eleusinian mysteries.
Mysteries, Religious.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Form Electronic book
Author Martín-Velasco, María José
Blanco, María José García
ISBN 9781443889599