Cybele, Attis and Related Cults: Essays in Memory of M.J.Vermaseren (Hardback)
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Short Description for Cybele, Attis and Related Cults These collected essays on the cult of Cybele and Attis represent an international tribute to the late Professor M.J. Vermaseren. Articles included treat aspects of this cult form its origin through its last manifestations in the later Roman Empire.
- Published: 01 May 1996
- Format: Hardback 442 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004101968 ISBN 10: 9004101969
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This volume brings together articles on the cult of the mother-goddess Cybele and her consort Attis, from the emergence of the religion in Anatolia through its expansion into Greece and Italy to the latest times of the Roman Empire and its farthest extent west, the Iberian Peninsula. It combines the work of established scholars with that of young researchers in the field, and represents a truly international perspective. The reader will find treatment "inter alia" of Cybele's emasculated priests, the Galli; the dissemination of Cybele-cult through the harbour city, Miletus; the cult of Cybele in Ephesus; the rock-cut sanctuary of Cybele at Akrai in Sicily; the competition between the Cybele-cult and Christianity; and the role of Attis in Neo-Platonic philosophy.