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Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults, Cambridge London, Harvard University Press, , IX+ p., 12 fig., 15×23 cm. (Car Newell Jackson Lectures). WALTER BURKERT. Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and. London, England: Harvard University Press, Pp. ix + $ This book. Review of Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults. Philip Sellew · Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article.

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Mar 18, Art Killings rated it it was amazing. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Harvard University Press; London: Read this for a class.

Ancient Mystery Cults

Concentrating on five major cults. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Archives in the Ancient World.

Despite being slightly disorganized in its structure, Burkert offers a phenomenal attempt to tie together the secrets of mysteries. I still wish Burkert had organized it with a chapter for every religion discussed in the book, rather than switching back and forth between the different religions. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Verse with Prose From Petronius to Dante: This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology, concentrating on five major cults.


Aspects of the Ancient World Victor Ehrenberg: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Martin, Paul Shorey, John A. David Van acker rated it liked it Jan 11, The Christian god is a traveling god that can be worshiped any where, not just in Eleusis ie. Walter Burkert was a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult.

Harvard University Press London: In defining the mysteries and describing their rituals, membership, organization, and dissemination, Walter Burkert displays the remarkable erudition we have come to expect of him; he also shows great sensitivity and sympathy in interpreting the experiences and motivations of the devotees. Return to Book Page. A Study of the History of an Idea. Hopper – – The Classical Review 18 Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

Refresh and try again. Some insightful general observations mainly found in the first pages of the book save the project from the complete disaster.

Carl Newell Jackson Lectures. This is the worst book I have read so far about the ancient cults. Apr 10, Daniel Lyons rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years.

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Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults

Most are familiar with Greek and Egyptian Myth but few realize the secrecy around the myths that made them into a religion. Sign In or Create an Account. Having read a great number of books about ancient Greek religion, I appreciated one that went beyond being a general survey yet was delivered for a popular audience.

Be the first to ask a question about Ancient Mystery Cults. The reader has to reassemble the tips and bits of information dispersed all around to have a clear idea of each one of the mysteries cults described. Jul 28, Anna rated it did not like it.

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Pretty simple explanations, although Chapter 3 felt less organized and developed than the others.