Housing the Chosen: The Architectural Context of Mystery Groups and Religious Associations in the Ancient World

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The architecture of ancient religious spaces has the potential to offer a deeper understanding of the religious groups who used the spaces and the activities they performed there. However, the large corpus of recent scholarship has for the most part overlooked architecture. This book investigates the spatial and architectural settings of mystery cults and religious assemblies from the eighth century bc to the fourth century ad and shows how architecture can illuminate the contents and societal functions of ancient religions ...

Housing the Chosen: The Architectural Context of Mystery Groups and Religious Associations in the Ancient World 2014, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503544373

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