Ancient Mysteries A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts

ISBN-10: 081221692X

ISBN-13: 9780812216929

Edition: 1999

Authors: Marvin W. Meyer

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 4/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on early Christianity and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. Among his recent books are The Gospel of Judas , The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus , The Gospels of Mary , The Gospel of Thomas , and The Nag Hammadi Scriptures .

Preface
Introduction
The Greek Mysteries of the Grain Mother and Daughter, and Related Mysteries Homeric
Hymn to Demeter Herodotus, History, Book 8 (selection)
Aristophanes, The Frogs (selection)
Plutarch of Chaeronea, Progress in Virtue (selection)
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, Book 5 (selection)
Herodotus, History, Book 2 (selection)
Lucian of Samosata, Alexander the False Prophet (selection)
The Andanian Mysteries of Messenia Pausanias, Description of Greece, Book 4 (selection)
Rule of the Andanian Mysteries
The Greek Mysteries of Dionysos Euripides, The Bacchae (selections)
Livy, History of Rome, Book 39 (selection)
Achilles Tatius, The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon, Book 2 (selection)
Pausanias, Description of Greece, Book 6 (selection)
Rule of the Iobacchoi Plato, Republic, Book 2 (selection)
Orphic Lamella from Thessaly Orphic Hymns
The Anatolian Mysteries of the Great Mother and Her Lover, and the Syrian Goddess Arnobius of Sicca
The Case Against the Pagans, Book 5 (selections)
Livy, History of Rome, Book 29 (selection)
Catullus, Poem 63 Prudentius, On the Martyrs' Crowns (selection)
Lucian of Samosata (?), The Syrian Goddess (selections)
Apuleius of Madauros, The Golden Ass, Book 8 (selection)
Hippolytus of Rome, Refutation of All Heresies (selections)
The Egyptian Mysteries of Isis and Osiris Plutarch of Chaeronea, On Isis and Osiris (selections)
Isis Aretalogy from Cyme Isis Love Spell from the Great Magical Papyrus of Paris (selection)
Apuleius of Madauros, The Golden Ass, Book Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, Book 18(selection)
The Roman Mysteries of Mithras Lucian of Samosata, Menippus (selection)
Plutarch of Chaeronea, Life of Pompey (selection)
Mithraic Inscriptions of Santa Prisca Firmicus Maternus, The Error of the Pagan Religions (selections)
Origen, Against Celsus (selection)
Porphyry, On the Cave of the Nymphs (selection)
The Mithras Liturgy
The Mysteries within Judaism and Christianity Plutarch of Chaeronea, Table-Talk, Book 4 (selection)
Philo of Alexandria, On the Contemplative Life (selection)
Clement of Alexandria, "To Theodore" Gospel of Philip (selections)
Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Greeks (selections)
Glossary
Acknowledgments
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