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Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults, Cambridge London, Harvard University Press, , IX+ p., 12 fig., 15×23 cm. (Car Newell Jackson Lectures). WALTER BURKERT. Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and. London, England: Harvard University Press, Pp. ix + $ This book. Review of Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults. Philip Sellew · Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article.

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An excellent book that provides information about the realm of ancient mystery cults, Ancient Greek and Roman, Ancient Egyptian, and Mesopotamian.

This book is neither a history nor a survey but a comparative phenomenology, concentrating on five major cults. Kerferd – – The Classical Review 26 Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it May 18, Halliday – – The Classical Review 36 Lists with This Book. Books by Walter Burkert. Aspects of the Ancient World Victor Ehrenberg: Secret mystery cults flourished within the larger culture of the public religion of Greece and Rome for roughly a thousand years.


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Slavery after Rome, — You could not be signed in. Jul 23, Robyn rated it bur,ert it Recommends it for: No keywords specified fix it. Oxford University Press Great book on the various mystery religions that were flourishing in the Greco-Roman world before and during the time of Jesus.