Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the "Orphic" Gold Tablets

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781107407305: Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. For these authors, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither a kind of sacred dogma nor a mere literary diversion, but rather a flexible tool that serves the wide variety of uses to which it is put. The traditional tale of the journey to the Underworld in Greek mythology is neither simple nor single, but each telling reveals a perspective on the cosmos, a reflection of the order of this world through the image of the other.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Review of the hardback: 'Edmonds is a lively and intelligent guide to the many forks and detours on the journey. ... anyone with an interest in Greek eschatology will find it a stimulating book.' JACT

Review of the hardback: '... provides solid, interesting, and helpful insights'. Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Review of the hardback: 'This is an enterprising, enjoyable, and scholarly book ... Edmonds' extensive treatment of the gold funerary lamellae should help to make those puzzling but fascinating texts better known, and his discussions of both the Frogs and the Phaedo deserve close attention from anyone seriously interested in those very different yet mythologically related works. Edmonds' arguments are always informative and thought-provoking, even where they prompt disagreement.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Review of the hardback: '... stimulating ... Edmond's approach leads to some intriguing discussion, and he does show how careful attention to the way the elements of a traditional tale are reworked in each telling can uncover hidden complexities.' Journal of Hellenic Studies

Review of the hardback: '... convincingly analyses how extensively Plato in the Phaedo redefines the ritual purity of the mysteries and funeral rites and traditional elements in mortuary journeys ... The fascination for the reader in this analysis, as in Edmond's earlier ones, will be found in the details.' Raymond J. Clark, University of Ottowa

Book Description:

Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine the boundaries of their societies. The narratives in this 2004 book reveal their meanings through close analysis of the specific ways in which each makes use of the tradition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edmonds, III, Radcliffe G.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781107407305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
30.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.88
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the Orphic gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. For these authors, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither a kind of sacred dogma nor a mere literary diversion, but rather a flexible tool that serves the wide variety of uses to which it is put. The traditional tale of the journey to the Underworld in Greek mythology is neither simple nor single, but each telling reveals a perspective on the cosmos, a reflection of the order of this world through the image of the other. Seller Inventory # AAV9781107407305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
34.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the Orphic gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. For these authors, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither a kind of sacred dogma nor a mere literary diversion, but rather a flexible tool that serves the wide variety of uses to which it is put. The traditional tale of the journey to the Underworld in Greek mythology is neither simple nor single, but each telling reveals a perspective on the cosmos, a reflection of the order of this world through the image of the other. Seller Inventory # AAV9781107407305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
35.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Edmonds, Radcliffe G. III
Published by Cambridge University Press 5/4/2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press 5/4/2012, 2012. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781107407305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
36.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds
Published by Cambridge University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781107407305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
27.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Edmonds, Radcliffe G., III
Published by Cambridge University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781107407305_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
33.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Edmonds III, Radcliffe G.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1107407303

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
36.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.44
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds, III
Published by Cambridge University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 276 pages. 8.00x5.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1107407303

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
33.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

RADCLIFFE G. EDMONDS, III
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9781107407305 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0487281

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
33.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1107407303 ISBN 13: 9781107407305
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 292 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the Orphic gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through this detailed analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781107407305

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
41.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book