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The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries

Santamaría, Marco Antonio
The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries

The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries

The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries

Santamaría, Marco Antonio
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"The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries" is devoted to this fascinating and challenging document, discovered in 1962 in a tomb in Derveni, near Thessaloniki, and dated c. 340-320 BCE. It contains a text probably written at the end of 5th c. BCE, which after some reflections on minor divinities and unusual cults, comments upon a poem ...
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"The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries" is devoted to this fascinating and challenging document, discovered in 1962 in a tomb in Derveni, near Thessaloniki, and dated c. 340-320 BCE. It contains a text probably written at the end of 5th c. BCE, which after some reflections on minor divinities and unusual cults, comments upon a poem attributed to Orpheus from an allegorical and philosophical perspective. This volume focuses on the restoration and conservation of the papyrus, the ideas of the anonymous author about Erinyes and daimons, the quoted Orphic poem in comparison with Hesiod's Theogony and Parmenides' poem, the exegetical approach of the commentator, his cosmogonic system, his attitude regarding mystery cults and his peculiar theology.

Marco Antonio Santamaría, Ph. D. (2005), University of Salamanca, is Associate Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Salamanca. He has published articles and books chapters on Orphic texts, Greek cosmogonies and afterlife conceptions.