9780691024998-0691024995-Orpheus and Greek Religion (Mythos Books)

Orpheus and Greek Religion (Mythos Books)

ISBN-13: 9780691024998
ISBN-10: 0691024995
Edition: Reprint
Author: Guthrie, William Keith
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691024998
ISBN-10: 0691024995
Edition: Reprint
Author: Guthrie, William Keith
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Guthrie, William Keith wrote Orpheus and Greek Religion (Mythos Books) comprising 296 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691024995 and 9780691024998. Since then Orpheus and Greek Religion (Mythos Books) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The tales told of Orpheus are legion. He is said to have been an Argonaut--and to have saved Jason's life. Rivers are reported to have stopped their flow to listen to the sounds of his lyre and his voice. Plato cites his poetry and Herodotus refers to "practices that are called Orphic." Did Orpheus, in fact, exist? His influence on Greek thought is undeniable, but his disciples left little of substance behind them. Indeed, their Orphic precepts have been lost to time.


W.K.C. Guthrie attempts to uncover and define Orphism by following its circuitous path through ancient history. He tackles this daunting task with the determination of a detective and the analytical rigor of a classical scholar. He ferries his readers with him on a singular voyage of discovery.

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