Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter. Front Cover. Karl Kerényi. Routledge & Kegan Paul, – Eleusinian mysteries – pages. Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter. Front Cover. Karl Kerényi. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 1, – Eleusinian mysteries – Eleusis has ratings and 6 reviews. Barnaby said: The only other book I’ve spent any time with by Kerényi is his Greek Gods, which I found encyclope.

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Debra rated it it was amazing Oct 05, One final note – the book is replete with useful pictures, which sometimes aren’t adequately detailed to supplement his careful reading kreenyi the archaeological objects, but it’s terrific nonetheless to see some of the sites and objects related in the Hymn in excellent reproductions.

Deana rated it oarl it Oct 04, Asja Bakic rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 02, I was also struck by the fact that this work is at heart a careful work of philology, archaeology, and close reading of the surviving material.

The Uniqueness of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Preparation and Effect of the Kykeon.

An exile from his native Hungary, Kerenyi wrote extensively on Greek mythology and played an important role in its revival. This must be kept in mind by the reader, as Kerenyi has a slippery way of posing arguments.


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Constanza Gomez rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Melitta Theodora Stafford rated it it was amazing Jan 28, A Biracial and Bicultural Reading of the There are so many obscure and specialist references presented here that one cannot help but benefit. When I write books, I want them to be like this. Truthfully, I cannot put any faith at all in his hypotheses, except by recalling that they are intended as “stimulants.

But as he assembled evidence I became increasingly persuaded by his interpretation, as he demonstrated one element of the ritual after another to be clearly modeled on the Homeric hymn. It probably should have been included as an appendix, as it’s relatively short. Other editions – View all Eleusis: I’d love to see publishers take up this charge–create an academic book that is intended to be read by the brainy beach-goer; rife with citations and footnotes and primary sources, but still narrative enough as to tease that brainy reader from the first page to the doctorate they finally finish ten years after picking it up in the first place.

Julio Zeledon rated it really liked it May 06, Although we cannot know for sure, Karl Kerenyi provides a very plausible possibility. A much lesser strength is the reconstruction itself.


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Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

In other words, he intends to suggest and inspire, not to declare fact. Looking at the tendency to “see visions, ” C.

His reconstruction is followed by a long “hermeneutical essay” eleuis the Eleusinian mysteries which analyzes various minutiae, and I found it to be somewhat dispensable. Dec 05, Sam Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: The real action is in his reconstruction.

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