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Orphism

Orphism   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,166 words

Orpheus, the son of a Muse and a Thracian king (or in some versions the god Apollo), was seen by ...

Orphism

Orphism   Reference library

Fritz Graf

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
865 words

a set of beliefs and religious practices thought to derive from Orphic literature. The concept is modern; it develops ancient and Florentine Neoplatonist ideas (...

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