This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...1 was held. The celebration was strictly secret, and only married women were allowed to take part in it. Demeter was worshipped on these ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...1 was held. The celebration was strictly secret, and only married women were allowed to take part in it. Demeter was worshipped on these occasions as mother of Kore, and prayers were offered to her by mortal women that they might, like herself, be blessed with offspring. The legend of the rape of Persephone and the grief of the goddess at the loss of her child have probably nothing to do with the Thesmophoria. They form, however, the chief subject of the Eleusinia, a festival which the goddess herself is said to have founded when she rested at Eleusis during her wanderings. The Eiimolpidai, high priests of Eleusis, traced their origin from Eumolpos, and to them the charge of the festival was entrusted. There were two kinds of Eleusinia,2 the lesser, in spring, and the greater, during nine days of September. On the, j August Mommsen, " Heortologie." (J. G. Fraser, " Thesmophoria," in Encyclopedia Britannica. 2 Ramsay, "Mysteries," in Encyclopedia Britannica. iv. ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES 139 night of the 20th of September the festival began with a torchlight procession to Eleusis, accompanied by music. The chief days were occupied by a dramatic representation of the sorrowful story of Demeter, and a pilgrimage to the places with which the events of the myth were associated, such as the "stone of grief" on which Demeter sat in dumb anguish, the spot where she first took food after her long fast, and the place where she was re-united to her daughter. Initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries was granted exclusively to free-born Greeks, never to slaves or criminals, and only in part to strangers. Long probation was necessary, the purpose of which was to inculcate the higher meaning of the legend of Kore, and the worthy observan...
Good. Green boards w/ gilded titling on spine. Illustration on cover in dark green. Book includes frontispiece and several other b/w illustrations. Boards are edgeworn. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care.
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1892 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Gods Of Olympos, Or Mythology Of The Greeks And Romans. Petiscus, A.H. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Gods Of Olympos, Or Mythology Of The Greeks And Romans. Petiscus, A.H. London, Unwin, 1892. Subject: Mythology, Classical.
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