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Author Bernabé Pajares, Alberto.

Title Instructions for the netherworld : the Orphic gold tablets / by Alberto Bernabé, Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristóbal ; with an iconographical appendix by Ricardo Olmos and illustrations by Sara Olmos ; translated by Michael Chase
Published Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 379 pages) : illustrations
Series Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, 0927-7633 ; 162
Religions in the Graeco-Roman world ; 162.
Contents Preface to the English Edition; Introduction; Chapter One. Arrival in the Subterranean World (The Tablets from Hipponion, Entella, Petelia and Pharsalus and the Reduced Versions, L 1-6); Chapter Two. A Ritual for the Dead: The Tablets from Pelinna (L 7ab); Chapter Three. Best Wishes for Accompanying the Soul to the Other World: A Tablet from Thurii (L 8); Chapter Four. Before Persephone: More Tablets from Thurii (L 9-10ab); Chapter Five. A Tablet in Imperial Rome (L 11); Chapter Six. A "Word Search Puzzle" for Deceiving Non-Initiates: The "Great" Tablet from Thurii (L 12)
Summary Orphic gold tables are key documents for the knowledge of rites and beliefs of Orphics, an atypical group that configured a highly original creed and that influenced powerfully over other Greek writers and thinkers. This book presents their translation and some fundamental keys for their interpretation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Spanish with text in English and Greek
Current Copyright Fee: GBP17.50 0. Uk
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Subject Dionysia.
Tablets (Paleography)
wax tablets.
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
Tablets (Paleography)
Grekisk mytologi.
Form Electronic book
Author Jiménez San Cristóbal, Ana Isabel.
Olmos Romera, Ricardo.
Olmos, Sara
Chase, Michael, 1959-
ISBN 9789047423744
Other Titles Instrucciones para el mas allá. English