Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets

By: Edmonds III, Radcliffe G.

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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 this detailed analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition.

Product Name: Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets

Author Name: Edmonds III, Radcliffe G.

Categories: Philosophy, Mythology/Folklore,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0521834341

ISBN Number 13: 9780521834346

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Cloth

Seller ID: 045334

Description: Tight copy in mylar-protected dust jacket. 276pp.

Keywords: PHILOSOPHY ORPHIC MYSTERIES MYTHOLOGY,