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by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III


Relying on the best current scholarship, Edmonds examines ancient Greek stories about journeys to the land of the dead.

Relying on the best current scholarship, Edmonds examines ancient Greek stories about journeys to the land of the dead.

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Radcliffe G. Edmonds III is assistant professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm .

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, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. Online Stores ▾.

This book was first published in 2004. The Orphic Gold Tablets. With an Iconographical Appendix by Richard Olmos and Illustrations by Sara Olmos. Translated by Michael Chase. Further Along the Path.

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, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through this detailed analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. Edmonds III, Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato . Edmonds brings to bear on all three versions of the underworld journey . .

He then tackles Aristophanes' comic reworking of the mythic motifs of a descent (katabasis) to Hades in the Frogs, before shifting gear again to address the myth of the soul's postmortem experiences in Plato's Phaedo. Edmonds brings to bear on all three versions of the underworld journey a tripartite analytic schema of 'obstacles' (barriers or dangers relating to entry to the other world), 'solutions' (overcoming the barriers), and 'results' (the ultimate destiny of the dead).

Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets. Torjussen, Stian Sundell 2008. The Orphic-Pythagorean Eschatology of the Gold Tablets from Thurii and the Sixth Book of Virgil'sAeneid. Symbolae Osloenses, Vol. 83, Issue.

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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, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through this detailed analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition.

Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets epub download

ISBN13: 978-0521834346

ISBN: 0521834341

Author: Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

Category: Literature and Fiction

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Language: English

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (September 20, 2004)

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