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Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World

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Book Series: Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten ISSN: 2198-9664 ISBN: 9783110299557 9783110376999 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: vi, 256 DOI: 10.1515/9783110299557 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Religion
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The ancient Mysteries have long attracted the interest of scholars, an interest that goes back at least to the time of the Reformation. After a period of interest around the turn of the twentieth century, recent decades have seen an important study of Walter Burkert (1987). Yet his thematic approach makes it hard to see how the actual initiation into the Mysteries took place. To do precisely that is the aim of this book.It gives a ‘thick description’ of the major Mysteries, not only of the famous Eleusinian Mysteries, but also those located at the interface of Greece and Anatolia: the Mysteries of Samothrace, Imbros and Lemnos as well as those of the Corybants. It then proceeds to look at the Orphic-Bacchic Mysteries, which have become increasingly better understood due to the many discoveries of new texts in the recent times. Having looked at classical Greece we move on to the Roman Empire, where we study not only the lesser Mysteries, which we know especially from Pausanias, but also the new ones of Isis and Mithras. We conclude our book with a discussion of the possible influence of the Mysteries on emerging Christianity.Its detailed references and up-to-date bibliography will make this book indispensable for any scholar interested in the Mysteries and ancient religion, but also for those scholars who work on initiation or esoteric rituals, which were often inspired by the ancient Mysteries.

Le sacrifice humain en Grèce ancienne

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ISBN: 9782821828933 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Liège
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Si la Grèce ancienne semble ne jamais s’être adonnée à la pratique d'immolations humaines, elle nous a légué une quantité paradoxalement élevée de mythes de sacrifice humain, rattachés à un nombre d'institutions socio-religieuses, qui vont des boucs émissaires aux usages de la guerre et aux cultes de presque toutes les divinités, locaux ou panhelléniques. Ce paradoxe peut être résolu en dépassant l’idée d’un progrès moral conduisant à l’abolition progressive de la barbarie des temps premiers,...

MicroRNAs: Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets for Human Cancers

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ISBN: 9783038972525 9783038972532 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-253-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Therapeutics --- Oncology
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) constitute a large family of small, approximately 20–22-nucleotide, non-coding RNAs that are involved in gene regulation, mainly at the post-transcriptional level. Multiple lines of evidence have indicated that miRNAs play important roles in the maintenance of biological homeostasis and that aberrant expression levels of miRNAs are involved in the onset of many diseases, including cancer. In various types of cancer, miRNAs play important roles in tumor initiation and development. Recently, miRNAs have been demonstrated to also be secreted via small endosome-derived vesicles called exosomes—which are derived from multiple cell types—including immunocytes and cancer cells. Exosomal miRNAs exert important functions in cell-to-cell communication and have been investigated as prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers.

Mechanismen der Auslösung hochreichender Konvektion im südwestdeutschen Mittelgebirgsraum

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01795619 ISBN: 9783731502036 Year: Volume: 65 Pages: IV, 215 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000040122 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Astronomy (General)
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The study discusses the occurrence of precipitation induced by deep convection in Germany's southwestern low mountain range in summer of 2007. Based on statistical methods and a case study, the mechanisms triggering the precipitation are described. The complex terrain proved to be a significant factor (divergent flow regimes), among others.

Experimental Investigation of Crack Initiation in Face-Centered Cubic Materials in the High and Very High Cycle Fatigue Regime

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Angewandte Materialien, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ISSN: 21929963 ISBN: 9783731504719 Year: Volume: 55 Pages: XXX, 185 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000051515 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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This book investigates the fatigue mechanisms and crack initiation of Ni, Al and Cu on a small-scale in the Very High Cycle Fatigue regime by means of innovative fatigue experimentation. A novel custom-built resonant fatigue setup showed that the sample resonant frequency changes with increasing cycle number due to fatigue damage. Mechanisms such as slip band formation have been observed. Cyclic hardening, vacancy and oxidation formation may be considered as early fatigue mechanisms.

Religion, Ritual and Ritualistic Objects

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ISBN: 9783038977520 9783038977537 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-753-7 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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This is a volume about the life and power of ritual objects in their religious ritual settings. In this Special Issue, we see a wide range of contributions on material culture and ritual practices across religions. By focusing on the dynamic interrelations between objects, ritual, and belief, it explores how religion happens through symbolic materiality. The ritual objects presented in this volume include: masks worn in the Dogon dance; antique ecclesiastical silver objects carried around in festive processions and shown in shrines in the southern Andes; funerary photographs and films functioning as mnemonic objects for grieving children; a dented rock surface perceived to be the god’s footprint in the archaic place of pilgrimage, Gaya (India); a recovered manual of rituals (from Xiapu county) for Mani, the founder of Manichaeism, juxtaposed to a Manichaean painting from southern China; sacred stories and related sacred stones in the Alor–Pantar archipelago, Indonesia; lotus symbolism, indicating immortalizing plants in the mythic traditions of Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia;

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