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Seelencult und Unsterblichkeitsglaube der Griechen
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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108015790

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  • In this work, first published in two volumes in 1890 and 1894, Erwin Rohde (1845–1898), the German classical scholar and friend of Nietzsche, describes the ancient Greek cult of souls and establishes the sources of the belief in the immortality of the soul, exploring its relation to life both before and after death. This belief in the survival of the soul already existed in the earliest Greek writings, but when and from where did it originate? In Volume 1 Rohde examines belief in the soul as it appears in Homeric poetry and within local cults, and finds that the idea of an afterlife is already represented in different forms in the works of Hesiod and Aeschylus. Volume 2 points to the cult of Dionysos as the source of the belief in immortality. Psyche, reissued here in the 1898 edition, remains a standard reference work on this topic.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108015790
    • dimensions: 322 x 252 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Seelenglaube und Seelencult in den homerischen Gedichten
    Entrückung. Inseln der Seligen
    Höhlengötter. Bergentrückung
    Die Heroen
    Der Seelencult
    Die Mysterien von Eleusis
    Vorstellungen von dem Leben im Jenseits
    Anhang. Volume 2: Ursprünge des Unsterblichkeitsglaubens. Der thrakische Dionysos-dienst
    Dionysische Religion in Griechenland. Ihre Einigung mit apollinischer Religion. Ekstatische Mantik. Kathartik und Geisterzwang. Askese
    Die Orphiker
    Die Laien (Lyrik, Pindar, Die Tragiker)
    Die Spätzeit des Griechenthums

  • Author

    Erwin Rohde

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