640006 Society and Culture: Greece, Rome - Male and female saviours. A survey of Greek and Roman mystery cults

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640006
Society and Culture: Greece, Rome - Male and female saviours. A survey of Greek and Roman mystery cults
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
German

Basic facts of mystery cults in antiquity and of careful review of sources

The lecture deals with the phenomenon of Mystery Religions. In the center of such soteriologies were not only male deities like Mithras, Dionysos, Herakles and others, but also female deities like Demeter and Isis. While secrecy was a very important aspect in the ideas of salvation, we nevertheless could find a lot of available sources: prayers, votive inscriptions, Christian apologies and archaeological testimonies (temples, culture areas, statues of gods, cult objects, …)  and many more.


Lecture and presentation of facts, results of research and scholarly debates, discussion and collaborative critical analyses of sources.

Active participation, readings, regular and active participation in discussions, final written exam

Literature provided with annotations is announced during the course

Due to substantial differences in the allocation of ECTS-Credits in various curricula (BA Classica et Orientalia 2009/BA History 2009 and BA Classica et Orientalia 2015/BA History 2015), the requirements for this course vary. Information will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course. 

07.10.2015
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Date Time Location
Wed 2015-10-07
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-10-14
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-10-21
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-10-28
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-11-04
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-11-11
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-11-18
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-11-25
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-12-02
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-12-09
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-12-16
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2016-01-13
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2016-01-20
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2016-01-27
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Wed 2016-02-03
10.30 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 3 Atrium - SR 3 Barrier-free
Mon 2016-03-07
09.00 - 10.30 Atrium - SR 4 Atrium - SR 4 Barrier-free 2. Klausurtermin