Caves and the ancient Greek mind descending underground in the search for ultimate truth by Yulia Ustinova

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Caves -- Greece,
  • Philosophy, Ancient,
  • Mysticism -- Greece,
  • Psychology, Religious

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-301) and index.

Book details

StatementYulia Ustinova.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1765 .U88 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 315 p. ;
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23575036M
ISBN 100199548560
ISBN 109780199548569
LC Control Number2008942574

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Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth. expounded in Chapter 1” (12). It should be noted that “the written testimonies cited in this book are extremely heterogeneous, dating from different periods and belonging to several genres, such as history, philosophy, epic and lyrical poetry.

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