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Chrysanthou, Anthi

Defining Orphism

The Beliefs, the ›teletae‹ and the Writings

Series:Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 94

    119,95 € / $137.99 / £109.00*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    2020
    To be published:
    April 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-11-067839-0
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The complex matter of Orphism has so far been addressed by scholars through studies focusing on one of its components each time, primarily the Derveni Papyrus and the Gold Tablets while the text of the Orphic Rhapsodies has remained under-examined mostly due to its fragmentary nature and the lack of a reconstruction. This book brings all of the major components of Orphism together in one study, in this way highlighting both parallels and divergences between them, and a wide range of non-Orphic sources referring to Orphic practices, beliefs and texts. For the complete analysis of the Orphic Rhapsodies a reconstruction of the text was necessary, which is included in this book along with a commentary and translation. This work proposes a new definition of Orphism and it can constitute a whole-encompassing and concise guide for scholars and students interested in Orphism. The reconstruction of the Orphic Rhapsodies could also contribute on shifting the understanding of this work to new perspectives as it demonstrates that the Orphic Rhapsodies was a more complex text rather than a single continuous theogonic narrative as has been approached up to this date.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. 400 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Orphism; Derveni papyrus; Orphic Rhapsodies

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    Anthi Chrysanthou, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

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