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    DescriptionThe 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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    Orpheus and Greek Religion
    A Study of the Orphic Movement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Keith Chambers Guthrie, Edited by Larry Alderink
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691024998
    ISBN 10: 0691024995

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    LC classification: BL820.O7 G8 1993, BL820.O7G8
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    Edition statement
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    10 October 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    [T]he books ascribed to Hermes ... fall into two divisions, the technical and the philosophical, which Fowden treats separately... [His] scholarly survery makes an excellent foundation for further study of points of detail and of paganism in general. Shadow
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    "Absolutely indispensable. . . . written for both scholars and general readers. It is admirably lucid and well-organized, and is fully accessible--indeed, fascinating--for anyone interested in the ancient world."--David Ulansey, Boston University
    Table of contents
    List of illustrationsForeword to the Mythos editionPrefaceCh. IFamous OrpheusCh. IIWhat Is Meant by Orphism?Ch. IIIOrpheus and His StoryCh. IVThe Creation and the Gods as Presented by OrpheusCh. VThe Future Life as Seen by OrpheusCh. VILife and Practices of the Follower of OrpheusCh. VIIOrpheus and Other Greek Religious ThinkersCh. VIIIOrpheus in the Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman WorldBibliographyNotesGeneral IndexBibliographical Index