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Mummy Wheat : Egyptian Influence on the Homeric View of the Afterlife and the Eleusinian Mysteries (Paperback)

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Homer presents a world-view in which death represents the end of consciousness and total annihilation of personhood. Yet inOdyssey, Book Four, he contradicts this by saying that one man at least will not die, but will be transported to Elysium, where he will have a blessed existence forever. InMummy Wheat R. Drew Griffith argues that this shocking violation of Homer's normal world-view comes from Egypt, where more than anywhere else in the ancient world people firmly believed in life after death.

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Publisher Univ Pr of Amer
Mfg Part# 9780761842989
SKU 209302729
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0761842985
Release Date 10/26/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher University Press of America
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