Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Secret Cults (Paperback)
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Short Description for Greek Mysteries Religion in ancient Greece had a strong public character and within this public religion, there were special cults - 'mysteries'. This welcome volume showcases new research on the archaeology, ritual and history of Greek mystery cults.
- Published: 01 March 2003
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415248730 ISBN 10: 0415248736
- Sales rank: 670,644
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Full description for Greek Mysteries
Written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this excellent book studies a wide range of contributions and showcases new research on the archaeology, ritual and history of Greek mystery cults. With a lack of written evidence that exists for the mysteries, archaeology has proved central to explaining their significance and this volume is key to understanding a phenomenon central to Greek religion and society.