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    The House of Hades: Studies in Ancient Greek Eschatology (Studies in Religion) (Paperback) By (author) Lars Albinus


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    DescriptionThis book deals with attitudes towards death and afterlife in ancient Greece. In contrast to similar studies in which certain stereotypes of belief have been taken for granted, the author of this book takes another point of departure by examining the ways in which ritual obligations and transhuman perspectives have been launched within fundamentally different discursive orders. The first part of the book deals with the 'negative' eschatology of the Homeric discourse, the second part with the 'positive' eschatology of the Orphic discourse, while the third and final part tries to follow the fragmented, secretive pathways to the Mysteries of Eleusis in which these other traditions met in a fascinating rivalry. "The House of Hades" should appeal especially to scholars and students of the Study of Religion, Classical Philology, Classical Archaeology and the History of Literature.

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    The House of Hades
    Studies in Ancient Greek Eschatology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lars Albinus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9788772888330
    ISBN 10: 8772888334

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BISAC V2.8: REL085000
    Abridged Dewey: 291
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    LC classification: BL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC21: 292.23
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    Illustrations note
    b//w illus
    Aarhus University Press
    Imprint name
    Aarhus University Press
    Publication date
    20 September 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Contents; Introduction; The Homeric tradition; The funeral rites of Patroclus; The state of being a hero; The underworld; Sleep and death; The Orphic tradition; Continuity of being; The lake and the meadow; Representing tradition; The Eleusinian myth; The Eleusinian cult; Between discourses; Conclusion.