Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World
by Jan N. Bremmer
Publisher: De Gruyter Open 2014
Number of pages: 256
This book explores ancient mystery cults and their influence on emerging Christianity. The author discusses the famous Eleusian Mysteries as well as smaller and lesser-known Greek and Roman mysteries, offering an indispensable in-depth analysis of this fascinating phenomenon.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
(multiple PDF files)
by Peter Green - University of California Press
History, like Herakleitos' river, never stands still. This collection of essays shares a collective sense of discovery and a sparking of new ideas -- it is a welcome beginning to the reexploration of a fascinatingly complex age.
by Donald A. Mackenzie - The Gresham Publishing Company
The book deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria. They reflect the civilization in which they developed. A historical narrative is provided, beginning with the early Sumerian age and ending with the periods of the Grecian Empire.
by Samuel Butler - Richard Clay & Sons
The original author of the present Atlas is Samuel Butler, in his way a famous geographer. The work was at a later date twice revised, and its maps were re-drawn. It has now been again revised and enlarged to suit the special needs of this series.
by A.H.J. Greenidge - MacMillan
Lucid and highly readable overview of a difficult and little understood aspect of Greek history: its public law, not just how it was structured but how it behaved in action. Perfect for university students and amateur historians.