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The Ancient Mysteries

By Marvin W. Meyer
  • ISBN Code: : 081221692X
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : History
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"A very balanced selection of sources for the study of the ancient so-called mystery religions, starting with Eleusis and ending with mysteries in Judaism and Christianity. . . . No other modern sourcebook exists in this field."—Kurt Rudolph

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