PROLEGOMENA TO THE STUDY OF GREEK RELIGION MYTHOS BOOKS

Download Prolegomena To The Study Of Greek Religion Mythos Books ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to PROLEGOMENA TO THE STUDY OF GREEK RELIGION MYTHOS BOOKS book pdf for free now.

Prolegomena To The Study Of Greek Religion

Author : Jane Ellen Harrison
ISBN : 0691015147
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 72.42 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 121
Read : 846

"Harrison's Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion is a book that breathes life. It is an exciting, deeply felt intellectual quest, with a broad view of the role of religion in life, ancient and modern. Harrison is not afraid to look for relevance in archaic cult, and doesn't flinch on finding it. From a study of Greek anthropomorphism, she can conclude, like a seeress looking beyond the early twentieth century: to be human is not necessarily to be humane.'"--Richard Martin, Princeton University 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.
Category: Philosophy

Themis

Author : J.E. Harrison
ISBN : 9785872589761
Genre : History
File Size : 86.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 137
Read : 286

Category: History

Ancient Art And Ritual

Author : Jane Ellen Harrison
ISBN : UCAL:B3186305
Genre : Aesthetics
File Size : 65.36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 342
Read : 447

Category: Aesthetics

H D And Hellenism

Author : Eileen Gregory
ISBN : 0521430259
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 23.35 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 810
Read : 1254

H. D. and Hellenism: Classic Lines concerns a prominent aspect of the writing of the modern American poet H. D. (Hilda Doolittle): a lifelong engagement with hellenic literature, mythology and art. H. D.'s hellenic intertextuality is examined in the context of classical fictions operative at the turn of the century: the war of words among literary critics establishing a new 'classicism' in reaction to romanticism; the fictions of classical transmission and the problem of women within the classical line; nineteenth-century romantic hellenism, represented in the writing of Walter Pater; and the renewed interest in ancient religion brought about by anthropological studies, represented in the writing of Jane Ellen Harrison. Eileen Gregory explores at length H. D.'s intertextual engagement with specific classical writers: Sappho, Theocritus and the Greek Anthology, Homer and Euripides. The concluding chapter sketches chronologically H. D.'s career-long study and reinvention of Euripidean texts. An appendix catalogues classical subtexts in Collected Poems, 1912-1944, edited by Louis Martz.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ploughing The Clouds

Author : Peter Lamborn Wilson
ISBN : 0872863263
Genre : History
File Size : 82.90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 364
Read : 759

In Ploughing the Clouds, Peter Lamborn Wilson suggests that the ancient Celts of Ireland may have possessed a "Soma" ceremony similar to one described in the Rig Veda, one of the oldest scriptures in the world. Written in India in 1500 BC, the Rig Veda praises a holy plant called Soma or "magic mushroom" that grants the drinker enlightenment and ecstasy. By comparing Celtic myth and folklore with the Rig Veda, he uncovers an Irish branch of the great Indo-European tradition of psychedelic (or "entheogenic") shamanism, and even reconstructs some of its secret rituals. He uses this comparative material to illuminate the deep meaning of the Soma-function in all cultures: the entheogenic origin of "poetic frenzy," the link between intoxication and inspiration. Peter Lamborn Wilson is a scholar, critic, poet, and visionary best known for Sacred Drift: Essays on the Margins of Islam (City Lights) and his radio commentaries on WBAI New York.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of Ritual And Religion

Author : Timothy Insoll
ISBN : 9780199232444
Genre : Religion
File Size : 64.90 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 872
Read : 447

A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.
Category: Religion

Understanding The I Ching

Author : Hellmut Wilhelm
ISBN : 0691001715
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 24.68 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 702
Read : 726

The West's foremost translator of the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm thought deeply about how contemporary readers could benefit from this ancient work and its perennially valid insights into change and chance. For him and for his son, Hellmut Wilhelm, the Book of Changes represented not just a mysterious book of oracles or a notable source of the Taoist and Confucian philosophies. In their hands, it emerges, as it did for C. G. Jung, as a vital key to humanity's age-old collective unconscious. Here the observations of the Wilhelms are combined in a volume that will reward specialists and aficionados with its treatment of historical context--and that will serve also as an introduction to the I Ching and the meaning of its famous hexagrams.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit