The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos: Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World (Synkrisis)

The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos: Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World (Synkrisis)

Guy MacLean Rogers


Artemis of Ephesos was once the most extensively worshiped deities of the Graeco-Roman international. Her temple, the Artemision, was once one of many seven wonders of the traditional global, and for greater than part a millennium humans flocked to Ephesos to profit the good mystery of the mysteries and sacrifices that have been celebrated each year on her birthday.

In this paintings man MacLean Rogers units out the proof for the occasion of Artemis's mysteries opposed to the historical past of the impressive city improvement of town through the Roman Empire after which proposes a completely new idea in regards to the nice mystery that used to be published to initiates into Artemis's mysteries. The revelation of that mystery is helping to give an explanation for not just the good fortune of Artemis's cult and polytheism itself yet, extra unusually, the loss of life of either and the good fortune of Christianity. opposite to many anthropological and medical theories, the background of polytheism, together with the social gathering of Artemis's mysteries, is healthier understood as a Darwinian story of version, pageant, and change.

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