The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets and Greek Religion: Further Along the Path (Hardback)
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Short Description for The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets and Greek Religion Examines new methodologies used in the study of these tablets. Includes an updated edition and translation of the tablet texts.
- Published: 14 February 2011
- Format: Hardback 396 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521518314 ISBN 10: 0521518318
- Sales rank: 1,077,852
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Full description for The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets and Greek Religion
The 'Orphic' gold tablets, tiny scraps of gold foil found in graves throughout the ancient Greek world, are some of the most fascinating and baffling pieces of evidence for ancient Greek religion. This collection brings together a number of previously published and unpublished studies from scholars around the world, making accessible to a wider audience some of the new methodologies being applied to the study of these tablets. The volume also contains an updated edition of the tablet texts, reflecting the most recent discoveries and accompanied by English translations and critical apparatus. This survey of trends in the scholarship, with an up-to-date bibliography, not only provides an introduction to the serious study of the tablets, but also illuminates their place within scholarship on ancient Greek religion.