CARL NEWELL JACKSON LECTURES
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Ancient Mystery Cults

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$29.00 • £23.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674033870

Publication Date: 10/15/1989

Short

192 pages

6 x 9 inches

2 line illustrations, 10 halftones

Carl Newell Jackson Lectures

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Walter Burkert’s publication of his 1982 Jackson Lectures at Harvard University is another of his important contributions to our understanding of the religions of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern cultures. Everything from his pen is welcome and an education… His knowledge of the sources is encyclopedic, his judgment in combining them original, illuminating, and persuasive… This study is bound to become a standard text in the history of religion and in the interpretation of individual experiences in antiquity… This slender but packed volume is another powerful document in intellectual history.—Emily Vermeule, American Historical Review

The standard book on the subject, encyclopedic in nature, well structured, and readable, all that the interested student and scholar wants to know about ancient Greek polytheism.Classical World

Widely recognized as our best scholar of ancient Greek religion…Burkert deals with the evidence directly, clearing away misconceptions and discussing problems of interpretation… Extremely valuable.The Key Reporter

Fascinating… The writing is clear and engaging… [Readers will] learn much about how ancient human beings attempted to find security and joy in a difficult world. They will be able to enter, at least partially, into very different minds and glimpse experiences of ecstasy and wonder that took place many centuries ago.—Judith Amory, Wilson Library Bulletin

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