Image and Value in the Graeco-Roman World: Studies in Mithraism and Religious Art - Variorum Collected Studies CS 551 (Hardback)Richard Gordon (author)
Hardback Published: 05/12/1996
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This collection of 9 essays, dating mostly from 1972-1980, examines the way in which images contributed to the creation of religious meanings in the Graeco-Roman world. Special attention is paid to Mithraism's notion of the sacred space, its use of metaphors taken from the natural world, and its ideals of social action. Essays include a new Mithraic relief from Rome; the moment of death - art and the ritual of Greek sacrifice; and Mithraism and Roman society.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 173 x 251 mm
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