Cybele, Attis and Related Cults: Essays in Memory of M. J. Vermaseren

Cybele, Attis and Related Cults: Essays in Memory of M. J. Vermaseren

Hardback Social, Economic, and Political Studies of the Middle East a

Edited by Eugene N. Lane

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 442 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 241mm x 30mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004101969
  • ISBN 13: 9789004101968

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This volume brings together articles on the cult of the mother-goddess Cybele and her consort Attis, from the emergence of the religion in Anatolia through its expansion into Greece and Italy to the latest times of the Roman Empire and its farthest extent west, the Iberian Peninsula. It combines the work of established scholars with that of young researchers in the field, and represents a truly international perspective. The reader will find treatment "inter alia" of Cybele's emasculated priests, the Galli; the dissemination of Cybele-cult through the harbour city, Miletus; the cult of Cybele in Ephesus; the rock-cut sanctuary of Cybele at Akrai in Sicily; the competition between the Cybele-cult and Christianity; and the role of Attis in Neo-Platonic philosophy.

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Eugene N. Lane, Ph.D. (1962) in Classics, Yale University, is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Missouri. His publications include Corpus Monumentorum Religionis Dei Menis in four volumes, and volumes 2 and 3 of Corpus Cultus Iovis Sabazii, both published by Brill.

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'...un tres beau volume...' Albert Deman, l'Antiquite Classique, 2000.