The Eleusinian Mysteries and The Afterlife 
The Eleusinian Mysteries and The Afterlife
by University of Maryland
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Date Added: July 22, 2017

Lecture Description

In this lecture, Prof. Vandiver looks into the ritual connection of the Homeric Hymn of Demeter with the Eleusinian Mysteries.

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Suggested reading:
"Homeric Hymns" translated by Apostolos Athanassakis:
Bilingual Loeb edition:
Thomas Taylor's book on the mysteries:

Course Index

Course Description

Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek Heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.


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