Orphee et l'Orphisme dans l'Antiquite Greco-Romaine

Orphee et l'Orphisme dans l'Antiquite Greco-Romaine

Hardback Collected Studies Series, Cs476 Language: French

By (author) Luc Brisson

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  • Publisher: Variorum
  • Format: Hardback | 312 pages
  • Language: French
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 9 March 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 0860784533
  • ISBN 13: 9780860784531
  • Illustrations note: indexes
  • Sales rank: 1,748,993

Product description

The main purpose of this book is to provide a contextualization of the Orphic fragments cited by Medio-Platonists and Neo-Platonists, Proclus, Damascius and Olympiodorus. The author concludes that the Rhapsodies were composed from an earlier version known by Aristophanes, Plato and others.

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Author information

Luc Brisson, CNRS, France

Review quote

'The competence with which Brisson moves among the Hellenistic sources makes his argument extremely persuasive.' Numen, Vol. 45

Table of contents

Contents: Avant-propos; Les theogonies Orphiques et le papyrus de Derveni: notes critiques; Usages et fonctions du secret dans le Pythagorisme ancien; La figure de Chronos dans la theogonie orphique et ses antecedents iraniens; Orphee et l'Orphisme a l'epoque imperiale: temoignages et interpretations philosophiques, de Plutarque a Jamblique; Proclus et l'Orphisme; Damascius et l'Orphisme; Le corps 'dionysiaque': l'anthropogonie decrite dans le Commentaire sur le Phedon de Platon (1, par. 3-6), attribue a Olympiodore est-elle orphique?; Addenda et corrigenda; Indexes.