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

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

by Inge Nielsen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782503544373
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2014
Series: Contextualizing the Sacred Series , #2
Pages: 339
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations Preface - Introduction Part I: The Architecture A. The Pre-Hellenistic Periods Chapter 1. External Parallels: The Near East and Egypt 1.1. The Near East 1.2. Egypt Chapter 2. The Greek Area and Italy 2.1. Rooms for Mysteries and Initiations in the Sanctuaries of Eleusis, Samothrace, Lemnos, and Thebes 2.2. Rooms for Early Greek and Roman Religious Associations B. The Hellenistic and Roman Periods Chapter 3. Rooms for Religious Assemblies inside the Sanctuaries 3.1. Rooms for Mysteries, Initiations, and Assemblies in the Sanctuaries of Eleusis, Samothrace, Lemnos, Thebes, and other Greek and Roman Sanctuaries 3.2. Rooms for Religious Groups in the Sanctuaries of Dionysos: The Dionysian Technitai 3.3. Rooms for Mysteries, Initiations, and Religious Assemblies in the Sanctuaries of Isis and Sarapis 3.4. Rooms for Mysteries and Religious Assemblies in the Sanctuaries of Cybele and Attis 3.5. Rooms for Religious Assemblies in Sanctuaries of the Syrian and Phoenician Gods Chapter 4. Rooms for Religious Assemblies outside the Sanctuaries 4.1. Rooms for Mystery Groups and Religious Associations of Greek and Roman Deities with Public Cults (Excluding Dionysos) 4.2. Rooms for Mystery Groups and Other ReligiousAssociations of Dionysos 4.3. Rooms for Mystery Groups and Other Religious Associations of Isis and Sarapis 4.4. Rooms for Mystery Groups and Other Religious Associations of Cybele and Attis 4.5. Rooms for the Religious Associations of the Phoenician and Syrian Gods 4.6. Rooms for the Mystery Groups Associated with Mithras 4.7. Rooms for the Jewish Groups in the Diaspora 4.8. The Early Christian Church-Houses Part II: The Cultic Functions of Religious Groups Chapter 5. The Initiation Rites and the Celebration of Mysteries 5.1. The Collective Mysteries 5.2. The Individual Mysteries Chapter 6. Religious Assemblies and Communal Banquets Part III: Considerations of Typology The Temple-Type (Main Room and Holy of Holies) The Cave/Grotto-Type The Banqueting/House-Type Plates - Bibliography Index Locorum 1: Ancient Authors Index Locorum 2: Inscriptions, Ostraca, Papyri, Clay Tablets Index of Subjects and Persons Geographical Index

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