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The Resource The mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos : cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world, Guy MacLean Rogers

The mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos : cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world, Guy MacLean Rogers

Label
The mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos : cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world
Title
The mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos
Title remainder
cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Guy MacLean Rogers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Artemis of Ephesos was one of the most widely worshiped deities of the Graeco-Roman World. Her temple, the Artemision, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and for more than half a millennium people flocked to Ephesos to learn the great secret of the mysteries and sacrifices that were celebrated every year on her birthday. In this work Guy MacLean Rogers sets out the evidence for the celebration of Artemis's mysteries against the background of the remarkable urban development of the city during the Roman Empire and then proposes an entirely new theory about the great secret that was revealed to initiates into Artemis's mysteries. The revelation of that secret helps to explain not only the success of Artemis's cult and polytheism itself but, more surprisingly, the demise of both and the success of Christianity. Contrary to many anthropological and scientific theories, the history of polytheism, including the celebration of Artemis's mysteries, is best understood as a Darwinian tale of adaptation, competition, and change
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogers, Guy MacLean
Dewey number
282.080939/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL820.D5
LC item number
R64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synkrisis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artemis
  • Ephesus (Extinct city)
Label
The mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos : cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world, Guy MacLean Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-480) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Continuity in change -- Funeral games -- Mysteries and sacrifices -- Mystic sacrifices -- Kouretes eusebeis -- Kouretes eusebeis kai philosebastoi -- Kouretes eusebeis kai philosebastoi kai bouleutai -- "The nurse of its own Ephesian god" -- "Our common salvation" -- Cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world
Control code
785864921
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178630
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012011998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)785864921
Label
The mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos : cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world, Guy MacLean Rogers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-480) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Continuity in change -- Funeral games -- Mysteries and sacrifices -- Mystic sacrifices -- Kouretes eusebeis -- Kouretes eusebeis kai philosebastoi -- Kouretes eusebeis kai philosebastoi kai bouleutai -- "The nurse of its own Ephesian god" -- "Our common salvation" -- Cult, polis, and change in the Graeco-Roman world
Control code
785864921
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178630
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012011998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)785864921

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