Orpheus and Greek Religion
A Study of the Orphic Movement
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Orpheus and Greek Religion by William Keith Chambers Guthrie
Book 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691024998
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Keith Chambers Guthrie
History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 4, Plato: The Man and His Dialogues: Earlier Period, Paperback (April 1986)
Volume IV therefore offers a general introduction to Platos life and writings, and covers the so-called 'early' and 'middle' periods of his philosophical development (up to and including the Republic).
History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 5, the Later Plato and the Academy, Paperback (April 1986)
In this volume Professor Guthrie continues and completes his account of Plato's philosophy.
History of Greek Philosophy, Paperback (April 1977)
The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought, entitled "The Fifth-Century Enlightenment", deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates, the key figures in the dramatic and fundamental shift of philosophical interest from the physical universe to man.
History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 2, Socrates, Paperback (October 1971)» View all books by William Keith Chambers Guthrie
The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates.
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