This collection of 9 essays, dating mostly from 1972-1980, examines the way in which images contributed to the creation of religious meanings in the Graeco-Roman world. Special attention is paid to Mithraism's notion of the sacred space, its use of metaphors taken from the natural world, and its ideals of social action. Essays include a new Mithraic relief from Rome; the moment of death - art and the ritual of Greek sacrifice; and Mithraism and Roman society.
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Book Description Variorum, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Collected Studies Series; 1 x 10 x 7 Inches; 338 pages; The real and the imaginary: production and religion in the Graeco–Roman World; The moment of death: art and the ritual of Greek sacrifice; Mithraism and Roman society; Authority, salvation and mystery in the Mysteries of Mithras; Reality, evocation and boundary in the Mysteries of Mithras; The sacred geography of a mithraeum: the example of Sette Sfere; The date and significance of cimrm 593 (British Museum, Townley Collection) ; A new Mithraic relief from Rome; Panelled complications; Indexes. Bookseller Inventory # 1316