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By: Watmough, J. R.

1107497426 / 9781107497429
Stock expected by 29/01/2020
18 cm 90 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 1934.

Originally published in 1934, this book contains the Cromer Greek Prize-winning essay for that year on the subject of the still little-understood Greek religion Orphism.

Watmough examines Orpheus and Orphism through a distinctly Protestant lens, arguing that both were religions 'of reform' sharing similar views on asceticism and the wages of sin in the afterlife.

This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Greek mysticism and ancient religion.


HPCA Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500, HRKP3 Ancient Greek religion & mythology

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