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Mysteries at Eleusis: Images of ancient inscriptions

From Humbul Humanities Hub: ""Mysteries at Eleusis" is a collection of over 800 images depicting inscriptions from the sanctuary of the Eleusinian Mysteries at Eleusis, Greece. The images belong to Professor Kevin Clinton of Cornell University, where the website is hosted. The rituals performed as part of the Eleusinian Mysteries are largely unknown, but Cicero (De legibus, 2.36) reports that they were an initiation symbolising the principles of life, possibly connected to the cycle of life and death. Revealing the mysteries was punished by death. The initiation took place annually and lasted a week. Several Roman emperors, including Augustus, were initiated and the ritual influenced also early Christianity..."

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Cornell University Library
Publication City:  Ithaca