Orpheus and Greek Religion

A Study of the Orphic Movement


Author: William Keith Chambers Guthrie

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691024998

Category: Cults

Page: 287

View: 2501

Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion


Author: Jane Ellen Harrison

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691015149

Category: Religion

Page: 682

View: 9745

Jane Harrison examines the festivals of ancient Greek religion to identify the primitive "substratum" of ritual and its persistence in the realm of classical religious observance and literature. In Harrison's preface to this remarkable book, she writes that J. G. Frazer's work had become part and parcel of her "mental furniture" and that of others studying primitive religion. Today, those who write on ancient myth or ritual are bound to say the same about Harrison. Her essential ideas, best developed and most clearly put in the Prolegomena, have never been eclipsed.

Antike Mythen

Medien, Transformationen und Konstruktionen


Author: Ueli Dill,Christine Walde

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110217244

Category: Religion

Page: 774

View: 1219

Contributions by respected European and American scholars from the field of classical and religious studies are collected in this volume. It is a representative selection of contemporary research on myths, the forms they can take, and their transformation in various environments and ages.

A Companion to Greek Mythology


Author: Ken Dowden,Niall Livingstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 1538

A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East


Author: Jan Bremmer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047432711

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 1910

This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like ‘magic’ and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.

Mythos, Katalog und Prophezeiung

Studien zu den Argonautika des Apollonios Rhodios


Author: Burkhard Scherer

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515088084

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 7104

Welche mythischen und literarischen Traditionen verarbeitet der hellenistische Dichter Apollonios Rhodios in seinem Argonauten-Epos? Welche Erz�hlstrategien verwendet er? Zwei h�ufig kritisierte Passagen der Argonautika halten den Schluessel zum Verst�ndnis des ganzen Werkes: Der Teilnehmerkatalog, welcher die Handlung im ersten Buch aufzuhalten scheint, und die Weissagung des Phineus, welche den Handlungsinhalt des zweiten Buches scheinbar verdoppelt. Mythos, Katalog und Prophezeiung legt in drei Einzelstudien Tradition, Intertextualit�t und Narratologie in den Argonautika blo�. In diesem wichtigen Beitrag zum Verst�ndnis von Dichtung und Mythos in alexandrinischer Zeit verbinden sich exemplarisch quellenkritische Vorsicht mit literaturtheoretischer Innovation und pr�ziser Textanalyse.

Das Ende des Seelenglaubens

vom antiken Orient bis zur Spätmoderne


Author: Helmut Feld

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643122004

Category: Faith

Page: 983

View: 7268

Absolute Music

The History of an Idea


Author: Mark Evan Bonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019938472X

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 5354

What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music.

Nordische Mythen und Sagen


Author: Neil Gaiman


ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 4753

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

Approaches to Greek Myth


Author: Lowell Edmunds

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801838644

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5232

There was no simple agreement on the subject of "myth" in classical antiquity, and there remains none today. In Approaches to Greek Myth, Lowell Edmunds brings together practitioners of eight of the most important contemporary approaches to the subject. Whether exploring myth from a historical, comparative, or theoretical perspective, each lucidly describes a particular approach, applies it to one or more myths, and reflects on what the approach yields that others do not. Contributors are H. S. Versnel on the intersections of myth and ritual; Carlo Brillante, on the history of Greek myth and history in Greek myth; Robert Mondi, on the near Eastern contexts, and Joseph Falaky Nagy, on the Indo-European structure in Greek myth; William F. Hansen on myth and folklore; Claude Calame, on the Greimasian approach; Richard Caldwell, on psychoanalytic interpretations; and Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, on the iconography of vase paintings of Theseus and Medea—and on a methodology for "reading" such visual sources. In his introduction, Edmunds confronts Marcel Detienne's recent deconstruction of the notion of Greek mythology and reconstructs a meaning for myth among the ancient Greeks.

Gewalt und Opfer

Im Dialog Mit Walter Burkert


Author: Anton Bierl,Wolfgang Braungart

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110221160

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 1024

The volume presented here is a collection of the contributions to an author s colloquium with Walter Burkert, which was held in November 2007 in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld. Well known experts looked in detail at the work of the internationally renowned scholar of Greek. In his epochal cultural-scientific studies focusing on the origins of human co-existence in rites, on violence, sacrifice, guilt and horrific scenarios of death, Burkert approached questions of biological behavioural research, anthropology and aggression theory, and developed an enormous intellectual impact that reached beyond classical and religious studies. "

Myths of the Underworld Journey

Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets


Author: Radcliffe G. Edmonds, III

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139456005

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 451

This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. For these authors, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither a kind of sacred dogma nor a mere literary diversion, but rather a flexible tool that serves the wide variety of uses to which it is put. The traditional tale of the journey to the Underworld in Greek mythology is neither simple nor single, but each telling reveals a perspective on the cosmos, a reflection of the order of this world through the image of the other.

Der Mensch und seine Symbole


Author: Carl G. Jung

Publisher: N.A


Category: Analytische Psychologie

Page: 320

View: 2194

Die Forschungen und Schriften von C.J. Jung sind teils von höchstem Schwierigkeitsgrad, teils gut bis sehr gut verständlich. Deshalb wurde den Wunsch laut, den Kern des Jungschen Werkes in einer kompetente Auswahl von gut lesbaren Schriften greifbar zu haben. Diese Arbeit haben die sechs Herausgeber, ausgewiesene Fachleute der Analytischen Psychologie, geleistet.

Sir Orfeo


Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384600247X


Page: 148

View: 8725

Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Moses und der Mythos

Die Auseinandersetzung mit der griechischen Mythologie bei jüdisch-hellenistischen Autoren


Author: René Bloch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004165010

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 8727

Jewish-Hellenistic authors rejected Greek myth, but they were also aware of its importance as a symbol of power and identity. This book offers a comprehensive reading of how Jews dealt with Greek mythology in the Hellenistic period. Jüdisch-hellenistische Autoren verwarfen die griechische Mythologie, aber sie waren sich auch der Wichtigkeit der Mythen als eines Symbols von Befugnis und Identität bewusst. Dieses Buch ist die erste weitgespannte Untersuchung über den Umgang jüdisch-hellenistischer Autoren mit der griechischen Mythologie.