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The House Of Hades: Studies In Ancient Greek Eschatology Lars Albinus

The House Of Hades: Studies In Ancient Greek Eschatology

Lars Albinus

Published July 1st 2000
ISBN : 9788772888330
Hardcover
224 pages
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This detailed scrutiny of the ancient Greek perception and understanding of life after death is principally concerned with how the Greeks communicated their beliefs. The first part of the book examines the Greek cult of the dead through HomersMoreThis detailed scrutiny of the ancient Greek perception and understanding of life after death is principally concerned with how the Greeks communicated their beliefs. The first part of the book examines the Greek cult of the dead through Homers works, such as in the presentation of Patroclus funeral, the heros psyche and the underworld. Albinus secondly looks at the Orphic mystical tradition which originated in the 7th and 6th centuries BC and offered a more positive view of an individuals fate. The final section briefly examines other mystery cults, such as the Eleusinian cult. The argument, largely based on linguistic details, is aimed more at specialists in Greek mysticism than at a general readership.