The Mysteries - The Dadouchos: A Novel of Ancient Eleusis

The Mysteries - The Dadouchos: A Novel of Ancient Eleusis

by David Sheppard, Richard Sheppard
     
 
The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis is a trilogy set in ancient Greece at the time of the Persian invasion. Historians constantly remind us that in 480 BC, when the great Persian Empire invaded Greece, King Xerxes planned to expand his dominion to the Atlantic Ocean, and if Greece hadn't repulsed the invasion, Western Civilization, together with its democratic

Overview

The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis is a trilogy set in ancient Greece at the time of the Persian invasion. Historians constantly remind us that in 480 BC, when the great Persian Empire invaded Greece, King Xerxes planned to expand his dominion to the Atlantic Ocean, and if Greece hadn't repulsed the invasion, Western Civilization, together with its democratic institutions, would not exist. Today we would be Oriental. Much has been written about the invasion, but little concerning heroic women. According to Herodotus, feminine influence in the form of the goddess Demeter was a deciding factor in the famous battles of Salamis, Plataea, and Mykale. Thus, the female spirit played an unheralded role in the salvation of democracy. The Dadouchos Volume 2 of The Mysteries, concerns this feminine influence as personified by the priestess of Demeter and her daughter. They represent the essence of the great Mysteries of Eleusis, the spiritual underpinning of the ancient Greek religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981800738
Publisher:
Tragedy's Workshop
Publication date:
03/18/2010
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

David Sheppard is the author of the non-fiction books Novelsmithing and Oedipus on a Pale Horse. Sheppard holds a B.S. from Arizona State University and a M.S. from Stanford University, and he has also studied American Literature at the University of Colorado. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, and in the Arvon International Poetry Competition Anthology (Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, Editors). A veteran of many writing groups and conferences, Sheppard is a past member of the Rocky Mountain Writers Guild, having chaired its Literary Society and participated in its Live Poets Society and Advanced Novel Workshop. He has taught astronomy, novel writing, and Greek mythology at New Mexico State University - Carlsbad. He has also traveled throughout Western Europe, and is an amateur photographer and astronomer.

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