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By Michael B. Cosmopoulos

For a couple of thousand years, humans from each nook of the Greco-Roman global sought the desire for a blessed afterlife via initiation into the Mysteries of Demeter and Kore at Eleusis. In antiquity itself and in our reminiscence of antiquity, the Eleusinian Mysteries stand out because the oldest and such a lot venerable secret cult. regardless of the large acclaim for the Eleusinian Mysteries, their origins are unknown. simply because they're misplaced in an period with no written files, they could purely be reconstructed with the aid of archaeology. This publication presents a miles wanted synthesis of the archaeology of Eleusis through the Bronze Age and reconstructs the formation and early improvement of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The dialogue of the origins of the Eleusinian Mysteries is complemented with discussions of the theology of Demeter and an replace at the nation of study within the archaeology of Eleusis from the Bronze Age to the tip of antiquity.

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