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This quantity brings jointly articles at the cult of the mother-goddess Cybele and her consort Attis, from the emergence of the faith in Anatolia via its enlargement into Greece and Italy to the newest occasions of the Roman Empire and its farthest quantity west, the Iberian Peninsula. It combines the paintings of tested students with that of younger researchers within the box, and represents a very overseas viewpoint. The reader will locate remedy "inter alia" of Cybele's emasculated clergymen, the Galli; the dissemination of Cybele-cult during the harbour urban, Miletus; the cult of Cybele in Ephesus; the rock-cut sanctuary of Cybele at Akrai in Sicily; the contest among the Cybele-cult and Christianity; and the position of Attis in Neo-Platonic philosophy.

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Cybele, Attis and Related Cults: Essays in Memory of M.J. Vermaseren

This quantity brings jointly articles at the cult of the mother-goddess Cybele and her consort Attis, from the emergence of the faith in Anatolia via its enlargement into Greece and Italy to the most recent instances of the Roman Empire and its farthest volume west, the Iberian Peninsula. It combines the paintings of validated students with that of younger researchers within the box, and represents a very foreign standpoint.

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Cybele and Attis perished not with a bang but a whimper. D. 390. D. 391. However the "philosophising" metroac cult of late antiquity was in some regards not merely a casualty of power politics, but also a victim of its own devising. By adopting a more Eastern version of the cult than had been previously current at Rome in order to challenge Christianity, it laid itself open to a counterattack by Christian writers on precisely the traditionalist Roman grounds its adherents believed themselves to be defending in the first place.

Its orgiastic rites did not fail to draw comment. Decadence was something that in the popular mind came from the East and Cybele's origins and the nature of her cult provided ample ammunition on this score. Unlike Christian ritual, there was no disguising the fact that Cybeline rites were orgiastic in nature and some were secretive. Moreover the prime movers in such things were the Galli, a group which, as has been seen, was regarded with extreme suspicion. e. enactments of the myth of Cybele and Attis on stage) are produced in the light of day?

Nella forma MATAR KYBILE o KYBILEIA cfr. C. e", Die Sprache 25 (1979), pp. 40-45; L. Zgusta, "Weiteres zum Namen der Kybele", Die Sprache 28 (1982), pp. 171-172. l(ybaball(ybebe e denominata Ia dea in Lidia come risulta da Ipponatte fr. 125 Degani (H. Degani, Hipponactis Testimonia et Fragmenta, Stuttgart-Lipsia 1991, p. C. C. ; 10 tali esemplari non sarebbero opere eli importazione ionica bensi "eine freie Gestaltung des ionischen Kybelebildes mit attischen Stilmerkmalen" . 11 Esse potrebbero dunque essere piu recenti e la stessa F.

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