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Author Edmonds, Radcliffe G., III, 1970-
Title Myths of the underworld journey Plato, Aristophanes, and the "Orphic" gold tablets / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Author Edmonds, Radcliffe G., III, 1970-
Subject Plato. Phaedo.
Aristophanes. Frogs.
Mythology, Greek.
Voyages to the otherworld.
Mythology, Greek, in literature.
Voyages to the otherworld in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-261) and index.
Summary Plato, Aristophanes, and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine the boundaries of their societies. These narratives reveal their meanings through close analysis of the specific ways in which each makes use of the tradition.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Roadmaps of Déviance: The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets; 3 Descent to the Depths of Comedy: The Frogs of Aristophanes; 4 The Upward Path of Philosophy: The Myth in Plato's Phaedo; 5 Conclusions: The End of the Road; Bibliography; Index Locorum; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511265594 (electronic bk.)
051126559X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 82364840
Additional Format Print version: Edmonds, Radcliffe G. (Radcliffe Guest), 1970- Myths of the underworld journey Plato, Aristophanes, and the "Orphic" gold tablets. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 0521834341 9780521834346 (DLC) 2003065204 (OCoLC)53044922.

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