In Search of God the Mother: The Cult of Anatolian Cybele
Huge Savings Item! Save 16% on the In Search of God the Mother: The Cult of Anatolian Cybele by University of California Press at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This book examines one of the most intriguing figures in the religious life of the ancient Mediterranean world, the Phrygian Mother Goddess, known to
Lynn E. Roller presents and analyzes literary, historiographic, and archaeological data with equal acuity and flair. While previous studies have tended to emphasize the more outrageous aspects of the Mother Goddess's cult, such as her orgiastic rituals and the eunuch priests who attended her, this book places a special focus on Cybele's position in Anatolia and the ways in which the identity of the goddess changed as her cult was transmitted to Greece and Rome. Roller gives a detailed account of the growth, spread, and evolution of her cult, her ceremonies, and her meaning for her adherents.
This book will introduce students of Classical antiquity to many aspects of the Great Mother which have been previously unexamined, and will interest anyone who has ever been piqued by curiosity about the Mother Goddess of the ancient Western world.
|Manufacturer:||University of California Press|
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Studio:||University of California Press|
|Item Weight:||2.09 pounds|
|Item Size:||1.25 x 10 x 10 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.95 pounds|
|Package Size:||7.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches|